In 1908 and in 2013, we are Italian – American. Our roots are deep in the ancient soil of Italy, drenched by the Mediterranean sun, and watered by pure streams from snow capped mountains. We are enriched by thousands of years of culture. Our thoughts have been recorded in the annals of Rome, the poetry of Virgil, the creations of Dante, and the philosophy of Croce. We are Italian-Americans and from our ancient world, we first spanned the seas to the new world.
I am Christoforo Columbo. Discoverer
I am Giovanni Caboto …. Discoverer of North America.
I am Amerigo Vespucci… My name is to the New World – America.
I am Filippo Mazzei,….. My thesis written into the Bill of Rights.
I am William Pica,……… Signed the Declaration of Independence.
Constantino Brumidi…. Created Dome of the United States Capitol.
A.P. Giannini……… Bank of Italy, now Bank of America.
Enrico Fermi,……….. Father of nuclear science in America.
John Basilone………First enlisted man, WWII, Medal of Honor
We are Italian-American: We were a million strong who served in America’s armies and the tens of thousands whose names are enshrined in military cemeteries from Guadalcanal to the Rhine. We stand in support of this nation’s freedom and promise against all foes. Our heritage has dedicated us to this nation.
Names like Ablondi, Galvani, Ottaviani, Ferro, Scalia, Volpe, Cellucci, Merloni, Mennino, Ferrecchia, DiMaggio, Conigliaro, Sinatra, Turchi, Sannicandro, Pessini…….
and the list goes on and on…….
We are Italian-American.
From original of Angelo Bianchi Esq.