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IWL Origins Honored in Central Park

November 6, 2019

On November 6, 2019 at the Women's Overseas Service League Flagstaff and Grove in Central Park at East 69th Street a tribute ceremony was held to the women who have served America, co-sponsored by the East Side WWI Centennial Commemoration, American Red Cross, and NYC Department of Veterans' Services. Speaker Marion Pardo, President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation mentioned Joan Prezioso, President of the Italian Welfare League. The IWL began 100 years ago while assisting and re-assimilating those Italian American men who fought for Italy during WWI and were returning home to the New York City piers.

 

 

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