A Tribute to Our Italian American Fathers

To all the papas and patriarchs: you earned this day — enjoy it.

We sons and daughters offer the following to generations of distinguished Italian American fathers:

Forever Endeavoring


You made the journey

And shaped the cause

To rally strength

And turn the odds


You fought for freedom

And so it seems

You wrapped a gift

Of U.S. dreams


Lawyers, doctors

Bakers too

You paved careers

As fathers do


A future bright

Some yet untold

Of new pursuits

That will unfold


So here we go

Your sons and daughters

Endeavoring toward

New dreams and waters

-Italian Sons and Daughters of America 


Father’s Day 2020 Memory Wall

We asked the ISDA community to send pictures of their padri and nonni for Fathers’s Day. We received scores of wonderful photos, and included them in the post below: 

In the comments below send us photos of your papas and patriarchs, and we'll include the memories in our Father's Day 2020 tribute. Grazie!

Posted by Italian Sons and Daughters of America on Saturday, June 20, 2020

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