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Italian American WWII Hero Sgt. Lou “Red” Vigliotti

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero MSGT Joseph DeMarino

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero Robert J. DeMark

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WW2 Hero Frank Mario Benimeo

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero Sgt. Horatio J. Petrocelly Sr.

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Reflections – The Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery (VOD)

-In light of the 2020 VOD being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic- By Anthony Pizzo, Alumnus of the 2002 Gift of Discovery/Voyage of Discovery In 2002, I had the life changing honor to go to NIAF’s Voyage of Discovery … Continue reading

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NIAF Membership Giveaway with My Dad’s Sauce

My Dad’s Sauce is an Italian Family Business partnering with NIAF to offer a NIAF Membership Giveaway! Learn more. Continue reading

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NIAF Congressional Fellow: Part 3

By Sam Pedalino, 2019 NIAF Congressional Fellow This past fall semester I had the privilege of working for Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. (N.J.-09) who is Co-chairman of the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD). My work primarily focused on working with … Continue reading

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NIAF Congressional Fellowship: Part 2

By Luke Ferrante, 2019 Congressional Fellow My Italian American heritage has always played a large role in my life. From a young age, the stories of my family’s hard work to make a new life for themselves in America inspired … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Heroes

By Chris Tremoglie Vice President Nelson Rockefeller once said, “I think of the 1.5 million Americans of Italian descent who made up ten percent of the armed might of the United States in World War II, and many of these … Continue reading

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