October 2011

President Obama’s Remarks at National Italian American Foundation Dinner in Washington, DC

October 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, hello, hello!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Viva Italia!  (Applause.)  Thank you very much, everybody.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Nancy, for that generous introduction.  I am biased, but I think Nancy was one of the best Speakers of the House this country ever had.  (Applause.)  She was no doubt the best […]

President Barack Obama to deliver keynote address at National Italian American Foundation Gala

October 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 26, 2011) In keeping with our tradition of hosting the President of the United States, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce thatPresident Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the 36th Anniversary Awards Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Washington Hilton.  The black-tie event begins with a 5 p.m. […]

Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi: Why are we dedicating so much time and energy to the dissemination of Italian in America?

October 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

On October 4, 2011, Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi opened a conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC,  with the following remarks.  The conference,  “Una d’arme, di lingua, d’altare”  was held in connection with the celebration of Italy’s 150th Anniversary of its unification. Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm welcome to  all of you, and to the distinguished professors who are with us here today […]

Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, Launches Italy4Kids Portal on Eve of Italian Language Week

October 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Internet: America’s young people discover Italy through Italy4Kids Italy told to American children and students to bring them closer to learning Italian language and culture: this is the objective of Italy4Kids, the online interactive portal created by the Embassy of Italy in Washington that makes it possible for young people from 5 to 18 to access all sorts of information about our country […]

Happy Italian-American Heritage Month From Sons of Italy Foundation

October 10, 2011 // 1 Comment

Dear friend,“I am an Italian-American. My roots are deep in an ancient soil, drenched by the Mediterranean sun, and watered by pure streams from snow capped mountains. I am enriched by thousands of years of culture.” These are the opening words of the poem “I am an Italian-American.”* As proud Italian-Americans, we are reminded of those words of declaration each October when […]

Italian American Heritage Month | Highlighting contributions that Italian Americans have made to this country

October 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

On this Columbus Day weekend and Italian American Heritage Month, it is worth highlighting the contributions that Italian Americans have made to this country.  Perhaps no book captures the stories , great and small, of Italians in America better than Dominic Pulera’s, Green, White & Red: The Italian American Success Story.   Pulera, whose father is Italian American, criss-crossed the country […]

“Today, we recognize their indelible influence on our country and celebrate the remarkable ways Italian-Americans have shaped the American experience”

October 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 7, 2011 COLUMBUS DAY, 2011 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION  On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus and his crewmembers sighted land after an ambitious voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. The ideals that guided them to […]

Former NJ Congressman Frank Guarini To Receive NIAF Lifetime Award

October 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

              (WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 5, 2011)  Hon. Frank J. Guarini, former U.S. Congressman and NIAF Chairman Emeritus, will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) 36th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Guarini will receive the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award in Leadership on October 29, 2011, at the Washington Hilton.  The gala begins with a 6 […]

Chair of Italian American Constantino Brumidi Society, Calls on Congressional Leaders To Present Gold Medal to Brumidi

October 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

October 3, 2011 The Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader The Honorable Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. The Honorable Representative Patrick J. Tiberi The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader The Honorable Senator Michael B. Enzi Re: Scheduling a Ceremony in the Rotunda this year to Present the […]