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NIAF Stands Up in Defense of Christopher Columbus Day

NIAF Stands Up in Defense of Christopher Columbus Day

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following is an official statement from National Italian American Foundation (NIAF): The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) supports Christopher Columbus Day and opposes public campaigns that advocate for its elimination as a federal holiday. As an organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of Italian American heritage, we support unequivocally keeping Columbus Day as a […]

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Columbus Day Memorial Mass at Holy Rosary Church

Columbus Day Memorial Mass at Holy Rosary Church

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The DC State Council Annual Christopher Columbus Mass will be held on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at Holy Rosary Church, 595 (3rd St NW, Washington, DC 20001) at 10:30am with Fr. Ezio Marchetto celebrating Mass in Italian. There will also be a parish procession before Mass beginning at 10:00 am. Refreshments and brief program will […]

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Christopher Columbus Presidential Proclamation

Christopher Columbus Presidential Proclamation

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Although Spain sponsored his voyage, Columbus was, in fact, a proud citizen of the Italian City of Genoa.  As we celebrate the tremendous strides our Nation has made since his arrival, we acknowledge the important contributions of Italian Americans to our country’s culture, business, and civic life.  We are also thankful for our relationship with […]

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Messaggio del Signor Ministro Enzo Moavero Milanesi agli Italiani all’estero in occasione della Giornata del Sacrificio Italiano nel Mondo (8 Agosto 2018)

Messaggio del Signor Ministro Enzo Moavero Milanesi agli Italiani all’estero in occasione della Giornata del Sacrificio Italiano nel Mondo (8 Agosto 2018)

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cari Amici, in occasione del 62° anniversario della tragedia della miniera di Marcinelle, in Belgio, desidero condividere con voi qualche breve riflessione, per rendere omaggio ai 262 minatori che l’8 agosto del 1956 persero la vita a Bois du Cazier. Fra i morti si contarono 136 italiani, una tragedia immensa, una ferita profonda che l’Italia […]

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The 2018 National Columbus Day Ceremony in Washington DC

The 2018 National Columbus Day Ceremony in Washington DC

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 National Columbus Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza across from the Union Station. The festivities will begin at 10:45 am with music from “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Other featured parts of the program include: US Joint Services Honor Guard, Knights […]

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Lawrence J. Purpuro selected as the new NIAF’s CEO

Lawrence J. Purpuro selected as the new NIAF’s CEO

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors and the Executive Search Committee, Chairpersons Gabriel Battista and Patricia de Stacy Harrison have announced that Lawrence J. Purpuro will join the Foundation on September 1, 2018, as its new Chief Executive Officer. “Larry brings to this position experience and success in development, marketing, management and […]

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Construction Industry Leader, Vito John Germinario Nominated as Lido Civic Club Man of the Year

Construction Industry Leader, Vito John Germinario Nominated as Lido Civic Club Man of the Year

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Lido Civic Club President Tom Regnante has announced that local construction industry leader and philanthropist Vito John Germinario has been nominated as the  Lido Civic Club Man of the Year for 2018. Mr. Germinario is the President and Co-Owner of GPR, Inc., a commercial glazing company and LGV group LLC, a commercial real estate […]

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