South Omaha Neighborhood Honors War Hero

Laura Berry OMAHA (KPTM)- A neighborhood in South Omaha came together to replace a plaque honoring a war hero after it was stolen. Tom Jodlowski, who has lived in the neighborhood and manages a Polish home said, "I grew up in this park. We played baseball all kinds of games when the city had games here in the pavilion." "We marched from St. Stans and then we came here. We were dressed in our Polish outfits," said Bernice Jodlowski who has lived in neighborhood for 61 years. While the landscape has changed over the years, one thing that has remained the same is a plaque honoring General Polaski adorned on a rock. That was until two months ago, when it was stolen. The community was upset and decided to raise money to for a new plaque, which was dedicated on Tuesday. The new plate not only honors a general, but provides a sense of pride for those who share his heritage. General Casimir Pulaski of Warsaw fought for both Polish independence and American freedoms. He is also known for saving the life of George Washington during the American Revolution. General Pulaski is one of only seven people to be given honorary U.S. citizenship.