(Easy) What is the name of our mystery man?Recall that he was a hero in the US, Lithuania, Poland, and Belarus. A quick search for:
[ hero USA Lithuania Poland Belarus ]
|Kościuszko image: Wikipedia|
(Moderate) What is the monument to the man who tried to sell off the fort that was fortified by our mystery man?
If you search for [Tadeusz Kościuszko fortifications] or [ Tadeusz Kościuszko fort] you'll also fairly easily find results that indicate it was West Point. Reading the Wikipedia entry on West Point article tells the story of his the construction of the defenses of the garrison (the name was later changed to Fort Clinton).
|Arnold image: Wikipedia|
(Harder) What are the lyrics to the first verse of the song our mystery man wrote? (Not just a hero, but a musician as well!)
Patrz, Kościuszko, na nas z nieba,
Jak w krwi wrogów będziem brodzić,
Twego miecza nam potrzeba,
By ojczyznę oswobodzić.
Lyrics in English (via Google Translate):
See, Kosciuszko, on us from heaven,
As in the blood of enemies will wade,
We need your sword,
To liberate the homeland.
So it IS possible to be a patriot in multiple countries, be a musician, and an engineer.Kościuszko is a man well worth remembering during our long weekend of national historical reflection and patriotism.
And the search lesson? Keep following the trail, where ever it leads.