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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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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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