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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: 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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Italian American WWII Hero: Bernard Allegretti

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 Joanna Allegretti in honor … Continue reading

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Christmas in Valle D’Aosta: Cup of Friendship, Midnight Ski Parades and Christmas Markets

For Christmas this year, NIAF is highlighting a few of Christmas 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. Valle d’Aosta is the … Continue reading

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Italian American Youth in the Pandemic: Olivia Sales

By Olivia Sales NIAF’s Pensieri Blog is featuring Italian American youth that are finding ways to connect to their heritage during the pandemic. This entry was submitted by NIAF Member Olivia Sales. I am a student at Colorado State University-Pueblo, … Continue reading

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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 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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