Herrin woman, an Italy native, is recognized by Italian Consulate for service to her home country

Dec 28, 2017 169

BY: Marilyn Halstead

Sandra Colombo of Herrin has a new title: Cavaliere. Colombo received the Cavaliere Fiocco di Nastro on Dec. 11 from Counsul General Giuseppe Finocchiaro at the Italian Consulate in Chicago. The award Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic, or Cavaliere Fiocco de Nastro, was given to as a reward for service to Italy. 

Colombo wrote a short speech for the ceremony saying she was touched and honored to receive the Cavaliere. “As for me, it’s been a wonderful cultural journey to be an ambassador for my native Italy,” Colombo said.

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SOURCE: http://thesouthern.com

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