I’ve always said that the diversity of our City is our greatest strength. Yonkers was built by immigrants and today immigrant communities contribute to every facet of life in our City. The pursuit of the American Dream is alive and attainable in Yonkers and we’re proud of our progress. Let us never forget our country’s history and the lessons we’ve learned from our past.
As an Italian-American who watched his own immigrant grandparents work hard and find success in Yonkers, I feel tremendous pride when celebrating this day. Please join me in recognizing the history, success and many achievements of Italian-Americans in the City of Yonkers and beyond.
From my family to yours, Happy Columbus Day!