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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Legislator Flotteron Brings Bill Forward Naming October as Italian Appreciation Month

Ways and Means Committee

Following the passing of a proposal to recognize Italian Americans by the Suffolk County Ways and Means Committee last week, the Legislature unanimously passed a bill brought forward by Legislator Steven J.  Flotteron (R) – 11th Legislative District to establish October as Italian Appreciation Month. Over the last century, Italian-Americans have become successful citizens and participants in the American family.


This recognition will bring to light the journey of many Italian Americans who made the long ocean journey in steerage to a foreign land, with a foreign language and culture, in search of a better life for themselves and their families. Living in tenements, working in sweatshops; cherishing family, hard work and education, Italian Americans slowly made progress economically, socially, politically and artistically in America. America was the land of opportunity and they certainly made their mark and earned their place as successful members of mainstream America, having defeated the forces of prejudice and poverty.


“Italian Americans can take a moment to look with pride and gratitude at their accomplishments in America and remind this generation’s Italian Americans of their heritage,” said Legislator Flotteron.

 

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