2000-10-04 / Briefly Noted
Fr. Donald B. Licata Lodge, OSIA Celebrates Italian Heritage Month
October is Italian Heritage Month. A month that pays tribute to the million of Italian immigrants who have built, shaped and enriched the lives of American-Italians. Millions of immigrants who left their poverty-stricken villages in Southern Italy to seek new opportunities and build lives in America. These immigrants earned a living for themselves in sweatshops, behind pushcarts lifting pick and shovel, in shoe, candy, industries, furniture manufacturing - all along fueling economic growth and artistic creation.