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Sunday Lunch Outing

Eighteen AMHS members, family and friends enjoyed savory Italian food for lunch at A Modo Mio (My Way) in Arlington, Va., on Sunday, October 1, 2023. A Modo Mio is recognized as one of the best pizzerias in the area.
Credit: Courtesy of Maria D’Andrea-Yothers

AMHS Represented at Columbus Day Ceremony

Board member Teresa M. Talierco and AMHS member Joseph Scafetta III presented a wreath during the October 9 Columbus Day ceremony on behalf of our society at the explorer’s statue in front of Union Station in Washington, D.C.
Credit: Michael Gering

Memorial Mass for Father Peter Paul Polo

Father Peter Paul Polo, the former Holy Rosary pastor who died in Italy last month, was remembered at a memorial Mass in the church on September 16, 2023.  

Father Polo passed away on September 13 at the Scalibrian retirement home in Bassano del Grappa. He was the pastor at Holy Rosary from 2021 to 2022. During the memorial Mass, Father Walter Tonelloto, the current pastor, recalled knowing Father Polo since they were seminarians together, and he noted that their families had been friends since that time. He told parishioners that one of Father Polo’s last messages was that he felt “gratitude” for the life he led. 

Father Polo was a supporter of AMHS during the time he was at Holy Rosary, and he attended our programs during that period. He served on the Provincial and General Councils of the Scalabrinian order in Rome and in parishes in New York and New England before coming to Washington, D.C.

Fr. Peter Paul Polo
Credit: Courtesy of Maria Marigliano

Italian Wounded Warriors Honored

On September 17, 2023, a Mass was held at Holy Rosary Church to honor a group of Italian Wounded Warriors, and a reception was held afterwards in Casa Italiana. A military delegation from the Embassy of Italy also attended. 

The reception was organized by AMHS member Maria Marigliano and her sister Giovanna. Several AMHS members had the opportunity to greet the wounded veterans. 

Italian Wounded Warriors and community members at the reception in their honor.
Credit: Courtesy of Ennio Di Tullio

Bucket List Item Completed, Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC)

AMHS member Sam Yothers and his daughter Lauren recently completed a 20-day expedition in Nepal. Here Sam celebrates standing on the actual EBC glacier with Mount Everest peaking above her supporting mountains. To the bottom left, you can see the dangerous Khumbu Icefall where intrepid climbers begin their summit ascent.
Credit: Lauren Yothers

November/December 2023

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