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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 […]