The General Pulaski statue is a traditional equestrian monument naturalistically portrayed. Pulaski was a Revolutionary war hero who had come to America from Europe to fight for democracy. This heroic bronze was commissioned by the General Pulaski Memorial Committee of the United Polish Societies of Greater Hartford. It was dedicated on July 4, 1976 as part of the Bicentennial Celebration. Pulaski is seated on a rearing horse standing twenty feet tall. The finished monument cost $126,000 for design, casting, and final erection on a base designed by Edward D. Thatcher.