Italian American history and heritage is a cultural pillar in so many American cities from coast to
coast. The accomplishments and achievements of the Italian American community continue to
have a profound and lasting impact on the country and our collective identity.
The Italian American story is the immigrant story, a story with which so many can identify. The pride Italian Americans have in their heritage is the pride every immigrant community possesses.
That’s why we are standing together to show our solidarity with Italian American communities nationwide supporting the celebration of Columbus Day, including our battle to preserve the Christopher Columbus statue as it stands in New York City’s Columbus Circle.