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Senate Resolution Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

Senate Resolution Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

| March 15, 2012

S. Res. 394 Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification and the beginning of warm and abiding relations between the people of the United States and Italy. Whereas it has been 150 years since March 17, 1861, when the parliament of a united Italy proclaimed Victor Emmanuel II their king; Whereas the story of the […]

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U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

| March 14, 2012

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization representing Americans of Italian heritage, has sent formal congratulations to U.S. Senator John Kerry (D – MA) for sponsoring a Senate Resolution [S.Res.394] that passed March 12, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. OSIA also thanked Sen. Kerry […]

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Sons of Italy’s NELA Gala to Honor Secretary Hillary Cinton, Gen. Pete Pace Among Others

Sons of Italy’s NELA Gala to Honor Secretary Hillary Cinton, Gen. Pete Pace Among Others

| March 13, 2012

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, the Sons of Italy Foundation’s 24th Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala returns to the National Building Museum to honor: Sec. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gen. Peter Pace, Claudio Bozzo, and Armand Sabitoni. The NELA Gala is the SIF’s most important fund-raising and public affairs event, highlighting the foundation’s commitment to […]

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The Capitol Building

The Capitol Building

| March 7, 2012

The U.S. Capitol is a landmark of neoclassical architecture. Its designs derived from ancient Greece and Rome evoke the ideals that guided the nation’s founders as they framed their new republic. Within the building you will find majestic paintings, sculptures, and other works of fine art that depict various periods in American history. The heart […]

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President Gianfranco Fini Meets Italian American Congressional Delegation

President Gianfranco Fini Meets Italian American Congressional Delegation

| March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Gianfranco Fini, the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies was on Capitol Hill on March 5 where he met the Speaker of the House and the co-chairs of the Italian American Congressional Caucus, namely Congressman Pat Tiberi of Ohio and Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey. Fini attended The American Israel Public Affairs Committee […]

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Constantino Brumidi, The Michelangelo of the Capitol Remembered in Washington DC Ceremonies

Constantino Brumidi, The Michelangelo of the Capitol Remembered in Washington DC Ceremonies

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Constantino Brumidi, the artist of our nation’s Capitol who has been compared to Michelangelo, was an Italian immigrant, who like so many others, fell in love with America and never left. Brumidi and his artistic legacy were recently remembered in Washington, D.C. when Mayor Vincent Gray issued a proclamation declaring February 19, as Constantino Brumidi […]

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Washington D.C. Passes Resolution Recognizing Italy’s 150th Anniversary

Washington D.C. Passes Resolution Recognizing Italy’s 150th Anniversary

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

On March 6,  the District of Columbia Council unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the 150th anniversary of Italy becoming a modern country. This historic event occurred on March 17, 1861 is officially called the Unification of Italy. The resolution introduced by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans also recognizes the influence of Italy on Washington architecture, including the […]

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