Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Welcomes Italian-American Community Leaders to Legislature
(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D - Glen Cove) welcomed leaders of Glen Cove’s Order Sons of Italy in America Loggia No. 1016 to the Nassau County Legislature on Monday, Oct. 15 as part of a delegation that heralded the arrival of Italian Heritage Month and celebrated Columbus Day in the chamber.
OSIA Loggia No. 16 President Kathryn Grande and her husband, Angelo, were among those on hand to celebrate the occasion and highlight the cultural, professional, academic and community contributions made by Italian-Americans throughout Nassau County and the United States. In addition, speakers highlighted the National Organization of Italian-American Women’s monthlong Salute to Italian Women in America during a presentation.
“Over the course of several centuries, Italian immigrants have carved their place in the bedrock of American society through hard work, grit and determination,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton said. “As a fellow Italian-American, I am grateful for the opportunity to thank these dedicated community leaders for their contributions and join them in celebrating Columbus Day and Italian Heritage Month in Nassau County.”