Columbus Day Parade celebrates Italian-Americans

Sal Siciliano

Thousands of people came together to participate in the region’s annual Columbus Day Parade in North Haven on Sunday, according to the New Haven Register. It was a day not only to honor the man credited with the discovery of America, but also to celebrate Italian-Americans. The parade rotates each year through six towns; East Haven, New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Branford and North Haven Italian-American organizations, marching bands, boy scouts, the local fire department and more raised flags, balloons, and red, green and white banners. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal also came to march for a day of Italian culture.