Columbus Day Honoree Sam Romeo raises the Italian flag in front of Greenwich Town Hall in celebration of Columbus Day. Italians first arrived in town in the 1880’s as the mansions known as the "Great Estates” were being built by wealthy New Yorkers. The stonework on these homes, many of the stone walls in town, the excavation for the Merritt Parkway, and the bridges over the roadway are all proof of the fine craftsmanship of our Italian immigrants.
The St. Lawrence Society annually honors an Italian-American who has shown dedication to the Town of Greenwich and to his or her Italian community. Sam Romeo, above, was joined by many family and friends as he spoke to the Society of his devotion to his Greenwich Italian heritage.
Photos courtesy of Ken Borsuk