Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 21, 2019
Press Photos by Tim Gilman  The Bethlehem chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in America, commemorated Columbus Day Oct. 13 with a ceremony at City Hall. Wearing sashes with Italian flag colors, ceremony principals hold the Mayor's proclamation recognizing Columbus Day in Bethlehem. Standing from left to right are Mario Anfiteatro, UNICO chapter past president Tony Iasiello, Columbus Day chairman Leonard Verrastro, UNICO chapter president Gus Concilio and city councilman Press Photos by Tim Gilman The Bethlehem chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in America, commemorated Columbus Day Oct. 13 with a ceremony at City Hall. Wearing sashes with Italian flag colors, ceremony principals hold the Mayor's proclamation recognizing Columbus Day in Bethlehem. Standing from left to right are Mario Anfiteatro, UNICO chapter past president Tony Iasiello, Columbus Day chairman Leonard Verrastro, UNICO chapter president Gus Concilio and city councilman
The UNICO representatives also conducted a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the The UNICO representatives also conducted a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the "Admiral Christopher Columbus" monument in the Bethlehem's Rose Garden Park. Positioning the Italian flag colored wreath next to the monument are sergeant-at-arms John Ferri, Mario Anfiteatro, third Vice President Gene Corsi, and chapter President Gus Concilio. The monument was installed by the local UNICO Chapter in 1992 for the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. UNICO stands for unity, neighborliness,

Marking Columbus Day

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