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Hello my Brothers and Sisters,
First I would like to wish everyone an upcoming Happy Columbus Day. Just because we will not be marching in parades this year … doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate America’s founder – Christopher Columbus. Invite your family over to dinner and prepare a delicious Italian meal while echoing the many wonderful things accomplished by Columbus.
October is Italian Heritage Month and we should all be celebrating our pride during the entire month. If it were not for the pandemic, many of our local, state and our national organization would be preparing appropriate programs to remind people of the many accomplishments of Italians that shaped our world. Just a few you may not know about are: optical glasses, thermometer, piano, violin cello, classic and modern music, automobiles, literature … and on and on. I can’t think of another heritage that can compare with the many beautiful things Italians have bought to America and to the entire world!
While COVID is still around threatening all of us, please stay safe and stay well. Follow the instructions of your state and local leaders and most importantly, wear a mask!! This has been going on much too long and people are beginning to get anxious about the future. But remember, “This, too, shall pass”.
Nancy DiFiore Quinn
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