January 19, 2008 - Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., received the Lido Civic Club Public Achievement Award in Public Service at the group’s 78th Anniversary Gala held on January 19, 2008.
Second-generation Italian American Robert E. Carlucci, a prominent Maryland businessman was also honored at the Gala as the recipient of the Man of the Year award.. In his remarks,
Justice Alito recalled the challenges faced by his Italian-born grandparents, one of whom came from Calabria, when they immigrated to the United States. Justice Alito, who went on to graduate from Princeton University in 1972 and from Yale Law School three years later, concluded his remarks by stating: “We remember where we came from, no matter how prominent Italian Americans have become. We remember the stories. We remember people who founded the Lido Club. We remember the people who came before us, the people on whose shoulders we stand.”
Pictured above Justice Samuel Alito | |Photo by Francesco Isgro |
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