Italians earned their place in America, speaker says

Aug 13, 2017 473

BY: Ed Runyan

Who better to kick off the Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival than a man born in Italy who has traveled there more than 250 times. “To me, Italy is and will always be the most beautiful country in the world, and Italians are the most beautiful people,” Peter D’Attoma, who runs a Munroe Falls travel agency that makes trips to Italy, told a filled banquet room Friday morning at the Hippodrome downtown. The breakfast opened the 33rd annual festival in downtown Warren.

D’Attoma, who came to the United States with his family when he was 9 in 1956, urged those present to “realize the importance of preserving our heritage and our traditions because they form an essential part of who we are.”

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