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Italian American WWII Hero: Anthony W. Venezia Sr.

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: Leonard J. Verrilli

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: George Garille

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. This entry is a special submission from Timothy Garille in honor … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: Benedetto Joseph Matassa

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. This entry is a special submission from Linda Mele in honor … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: S/Sgt Carmen A. Catanese

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. This entry is a special submission from Carmela Del Vecchio in … Continue reading

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40 Lire, and A Dream.

By Paul Fioravanti, NIAF Member A tribute to my grandfather, Giuseppe Gugliemo (Joseph William) Fioravanti (1897-1978). You sit in your wooden rocking chair in the home you built three decades ago, after the war, and your brown eyes peer out … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Heroes: The Corridi Brothers

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. This entry is a special submission from Russ Coriddi in honor … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Heroes: The Pedalino Family

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. This entry is a special submission from NIAF Member Joe Pedalino … Continue reading

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Christmas in Trentino Alto Adige: The best Christmas Markets in Italy and Zelten Christmas Cake!

For the holiday season this year, NIAF is highlighting a few traditions from each of Italy’s 20 regions, that perhaps is carried on in your Italian American family or is a new tradition you’d like to start. Considered the crossroad between … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: John F. Tipa

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. This entry is a special submission from NIAF Member Ron Tipa … Continue reading

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