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Mission of the Friends of Kosciuszko
  • The sole mission of the Association, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on November 13, 2003, is to spread to all Americans via the internet as well as to both domestic and foreign visitors to West Point the inspiring and enduring story of Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746 - 1817), a Polish and American Patriot and Hero, Altruist, and Champion of Freedom, Independence, Democracy, and Equality;
  • Principally through the maintenance of this website and creation of other promotional literature about Kosciuszko that will be made available free of charge to visitors at West Point; and
  • By organizing and sustaining in concert each Spring with the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, the Annual National Tadeusz Kosciuszko Observance;
  • By organizing and sustaining an Annual Tadeusz Kosciuszko Conference to be held each Spring in the Thayer Hotel on the grounds of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York on the day preceding the Annual National Tadeusz Kosciuszko Observance;
  • By encouraging research among secondary and college-age students on the life of Kosciuszko, selfless hero for the ages, as a means of understanding the full essence of leadership based on the highest personal integrity and moral constancy, compassion for others, professional competence, humility, and unwavering courage in the face of daunting obstacles; and
  • By encouraging visitors to this website to consider joining the growing circle of "Friends" of Kosciuszko across the United States and abroad who understand the importance of promoting and sustaining the story of this international hero for the ages, wholesome idealist, soldier, altruist, egalitarian, abolitionist, and champion of democracy as an appropriate model of leadership in our new 21st century often bereft of sufficient numbers of such individuals of the highest personal integrity in public life and service.


The Executive Board