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Italian American WWII Hero: Albert N. Marchio

Launched in 2020 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 through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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The Philly Cheese Steak’s Italian American History

Excerpt from “6 Italian American Sandwiches That You Won’t Find in Italy” in NIAF’s Ambassador magazine, 2021 Spring Issue. Continue reading

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NIAF Remembers Devastating Abruzzo Earthquake

On this day 12 years ago, residents of Abruzzo were woken up by an earthquake that shook the very foundations of their lives. In response to the tragedy, the NIAF Abruzzo Relief Fund raised nearly $800,000. Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: Joseph Montopoli

Launched in 2020 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 through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italians Lynched in Tallulah, La., Honored with Historical Marker at Gravesite

On March 19, 2021, a Mississippi State Historical Marker was dedicated at the burial site of five Italians who were lynched in 1899. Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: Giuseppe Messina

Launched in 2020 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 through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: Antonio Francis Federico

Launched in 2020 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 through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: Daniele Abbate

Launched in 2020 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 through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WW2 Hero: Joseph Anthony Longo

Launched in 2020 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 through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian A Day: Gino Bartali for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today’s Italian A Day was a special submission from Jonathan of Team Gino Bartali, in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (or Giorno della Memoria), which began last night and continues until tonight at sundown. Gino Bartali (1914-2000) was an incredibly popular, … Continue reading

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