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Rhode Island – Vince Lombardi Lodge #2357

December 23, 2017, Rhode Island

In May, the Vince Lombardi Lodge #2357 distributed OSIA pins to local West Warwick High School seniors who completed at least four years of Italian language study. Rhode Island Grand Lodge Past President Joseph Florio, Jr. presided over the annual ceremony, which also grants the students a one-year honorary membership.

Established in 1905, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) has hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. OSIA works at the community, national and international levels to promote the heritage and culture of an estimated 26 million Italian Americans, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To learn more, visit