The Columbus Monument in Pueblo, Colorado was commissioned and bequeathed to the City of Pueblo in 1905 as a symbol for all immigrants who came to America to find a better life.
Did it work for all who came – perhaps not, but at least those people that came had the wherewithal to find a better home.
Up until the mid-1980s the legacy of Columbus and the monument across the Nation were revered and given the respect by those in each of the communities they stood.
Today however we are in the midst of CANCEL CULTURE which is simply yet another technique to divide the People against each other in order to foster control over them by powers that prefer to remain in the dark.
People are beginning to wake up out of their slumber and See interestingly anomalies that cannot be explained away regardless of whether political correctness is invoked or not..
The ruse around Columbus is just that…a ruse. The damage and destruction to Monuments across the Nation are the result of useful idiots looking for a way to belong to something greater than themselves yet they miss the entire point of being an American citizen.
This is not about Columbus or the LIES and ASSERTIONS made by one Howard Zinn who took historical events out of context and added his own cup of spice for his own aggrandizement, which at best has resulted in a disreputable story.
Its to let your local, state and Federal officials know you are fed up with their useless decisions which are the result of coercion and duress by terrorists.
In other words if your ambition is only to be re-elected and not serve ALL of the people of the community, maybe its time to get out of the kitchen…
Everyone knows the impact that this overhyped covid debacle has created across the globe.
It reached in our backyard too forcing us to change venues and find a way to hold our Scholarship Celebration event.
This year in 2021 we moved the event a little later than our normal March event date into the early summer just as the face mask mandates we being eliminated – which allowed us to host a smaller event with the Sons of Italy Lodge 2738 in Pueblo, Colorado for about 150 people primarily for the students, their family and the donors of this year’s Scholarships awards.
This year 25 Scholarships were awarded representing $25,000 in sponsored scholarships for this year’s recipients.
The event was also notable as the Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of Colorado also awarded three scholarships from a statewide pool of applicants and all three were granted to students in Pueblo – which says a lot for our students working on their education and embracing their Italian Heritage & Culture.
Over the last 22 years, Sons of Italy Lodge 2738 has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships for local students which is excellent. COIAF has been proud to be a part of that effort with a bright look to the future.
Scholarship grantees must write a short essay explaining why their Italian Heritage is so important, in addition to providing their records of Academic excellence.
The scholarship dinner was prepared by and served by T&R Catering and included antipasto trays served family style with wine and a full course family-style Italian meal for all attendees.
Due to a technical issue the balance of the recipients are being reloaded – here are the three Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Recipients for 2021 –