July 17, 2024

The U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli will be the Keynote Speaker at the 52nd annual ceremony commemorating Charles J. Bonaparte, the founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the 46th Attorney General of the United States. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the United States Department of Justice, RFK Main Justice Building. This ceremony was started by the Italian Historical Society of America in 1961.

Judge Francis Allegra of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims will introduce Solicitor General Verrilli, and John DiCicco, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, will provide welcoming remarks. Special remarks will be made by Italian Minister Plenipotentiary Luca Franchetti Pardi, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Washington.

Opening the ceremony will be Marco Fiorante, a tenor from Italy, who will sing the Italian national anthem, followed by Maria Marigliano, the Choir Director of Holy Rosary Church, who will sing the national anthem of the United States.

The ceremony is coordinated by Francesco Isgro, Chair of the Friends of Charles Bonaparte and is co-sponsored by the Department of Justice, The Friends of Charles Bonaparte, and the Order Sons of Italy. The National Italian American Foundation and the Lido Civic Club of Washington D.C. are also supporting this ceremony.

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