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Town Of Wappinger Proclamation: Columbus Day As Italian American Heritage Day

Resolution 2023-129

Proclamation of Columbus Day As Italian American Heritage Day in the Town of Wappinger


WHEREAS, America has been continually renewed and enriched by the many different people who choose to come here and become our fellow citizens; and

WHEREAS, each person brings a part of his or her own heritage, which over time becomes part of our common heritage; and

WHEREAS, many generations of Italian Americans have helped make America the cultural melting pot it is today; and

WHEREAS, there are over 17,757,310 or 6% Italian Americans in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Italian Americans have succeeded as successful and notable artists, Nobel Laureate scientists, researchers, business leaders, human rights activists and community leaders; and

WHEREAS, Italian Americans are very proud of their roots and of their vital role in the continued growth of our nation; and

WHEREAS, Italian American Heritage Day or Columbus Day observance provides an
opportunity for all Americans to learn more about the contributions of men and women from Italy have made to our nation and to the world at large.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Wappinger does hereby recognize and proclaim Columbus Day as “Italian American Heritage Day” and encourages all citizens to recognize our Italian Americans and the many contributions they have made to our country.



Richard L. Thurston, Wappinger Town Supervisor

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