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Pulaski Day Celebration in Cheektowaga

Sunday marks the 80th annual Pulaski Day Parade, which takes place in Cheektowaga.

July 21, 2018 - 10:00 pm
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CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) - Poland's secretary of state and actress Loretta Swit are in western New York for the annual Pulaski Day celebrations.

Secretary of State Anna Maria Anders accepted an invitation to be a guest at Saturday's gala.

Sunday marks the 80th annual Pulaski Day Parade, which takes place in Cheektowaga.

Swit, best known for her role as Maj. Margaret Houlihan in the television series "M.A.S.H.," has been a frequent participant in the parade.  Poland's top-ranked boxer, Adam Kownacki, and former World Wrestling Entertainment champion Beth Copeland Phoenix are honorary grand marshals.

Pulaski Day honors Polish-born Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War cavalry officer who helped train and lead American forces.

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