WHAT: The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors and the Italian American Heritage Foundation invite the public to a Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate the 64nd anniversary of the Italian Republic. The ceremony will feature the raising of both the American and Italian flags, brief remarks by distinguished community leaders and the presentation of a Board of Supervisors resolution that proclaims and recognizes June 3, 2010 as the official celebration day of Festa della Repubblica Italiana in Santa Clara County.
WHO: Supervisor Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, Fabrizio Marcelli Honorary Vice Consul of Italy in San José, Silvia Raviola Italian American Heritage Foundation County of Santa Clara, CA USA/Province of Florence, Italy, Sister County Commission
WHEN: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11:00 a.m. WHERE: James P. McEntee Sr. Civic Center Plaza County Government Center, 70 West Hedding St., San José
WHY: This commemoration continues the County of Santa Clara tradition of recognizing the heritage of its diverse community members. Santa Clara County residents are welcome to join the County of Santa Clara, the Italian American Heritage Foundation, and the County of Santa Clara, CA, USA/Province of Florence, Italy, Sister County Commission in celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the Italian people.
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; The-Vu Nguyen, Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese (408) 299-5038 Posted: June 2, 2010