Sons of Italy Columbus Day Parade
“A Tribute to the Wounded Warriors”
The Parade will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Huntington,
New York on Main Street (Route 25A) at 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
in celebration of Columbus Day.
Grand Marshals: Bernadette Castro, CEO Castro Convertibles and Former New York State Parks Commissioner
USMC Captain James Byler, Afghanistan Wounded Warrior
Parade sponsored by: Order Sons of Italy in America and the Town of Huntington, Frank P. Petrone, Supervisor
School Bands participating: East Meadow H.S., W. T. Clarke H.S., Kings Park H.S., Walt Whitman H.S., Islip H.S., Fort Schyler Maritime Academy.
Also, the Paul Sangenito Italian Band
Over twenty-five chapters from Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties will be participating with their individual banners, marching with pride as they celebrate the 107th Anniversary of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA). OSIA is the oldest and largest organization of Italian Americans in the United States and now has more than 745 chapters throughout the country. In addition to the Parade will bring the Italian American pride and presence to the Town of Huntington during the annual Fall Festival celebration weekend that will take place at Heckscher Park, Huntington