A major piece of local military history is now on display at the Italian American Veterans Museum in Stone Park thanks to the dedication and generosity of the Far South Side Italian-American community. A massive bronze plaque honoring scores of World War II veterans was donated to the museum at a ceremony in late October at Carlo Lorenzetti’s in Ch...

Dozens gathered at a Chicago Heights restaurant for fellowship and to honor family members and former neighbors who served in the U.S. military during World War II. They shared memories Tuesday night of living in Chicago’s Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods and celebrated the discovery of a relic that honored men who fought for freedom after fascis...

It’s that time of the year when we pay tribute to all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served our country through the centuries. Since Nov. 11, 1954, Veterans Day has been observed as a national holiday in America. Originally dubbed Armistice Day, it marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally came to a close at the 11...

The Italian American Veterans Museum will host a Sept. 15 screening of the acclaimed PBS documentary “A City at War: Chicago” featuring a discussion led by one of the film’s contributors. Retired Navy Commander Joseph Troiani will give a PowerPoint presentation and field questions before the screening. When President Franklin Roosevelt urged the na...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...

The Italian American Veterans Museum will present its founder and chairman, Anthony Fornelli, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a testimonial dinner on June 8 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. During a career that has spanned more than six decades, Fornelli has served at various levels of government; presided over half...

On Monday, Nov. 9, U.S. Air Force veteran William "Billy" Castellano gave a riveting power point presentation of his time in the Middle East to a capacity crowd at the Italian American Veterans Museum. Billy told his story of how a boy from Galewood knew he wanted to follow in his family's tradition of service to the United States military,...

  WTI Magazine #46    2014 October, 29Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   I just came back from a couple of very intense weeks in the US, between New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Illinois. I've met several beautiful friends in the Italian American community, I've attended important events, I've had very...

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27 but we will celebrate our veterans early. Join us to hear Casa Italia Genealogy Manager Jennifer Holik talk about Finishing the Story, and learn how you can tell the stories of your soldiers who died in service. What you will learn can also be applied to those who came home after the war. After the lecture enjoy light...

The Italian American Veterans Museum took a quantum leap forward on Sept. 28, celebrating its grand reopening with the dedication of a new exhibit celebrating Italian-American Medal of Honor recipients. State Senator Don Harmon and Stone Park Mayor Ben Mazzulla were among the dignitaries who took part in the noon dedication ceremony, which was...