Dear IAA Members,
It is my pleasure as VP President of the IAA to share my amazing visit and experience at the White House on October 1
2th. It truly was an honor to be part of this delegation of American Italians who were invited by The First Lady to the White House for the first time ever reception to honor Italian American Heritage Month. She is the first Italian-American to serve as the First Lady!
Her speech took place in the famous East Room which is next to the Green, Blue, and Red Rooms which have many of the oil paintings of past presidents. You cannot help but to be overwhelmed by the feeling of being surrounded by the over 200 years of American history that created the world's greatest Republic.
The most important point about this visit was that the Italian Heritage of many Americans was proudly acknowledged for its contribution to making America a truly great country. It proves that one c
an hope for a better life through honest hard work and personal effort to make a better life, like many immigrant grandparents and parents did for their children.
Only in America!
VP President, IAA
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