Italian Flag Raising

By Haley Burton
By Casey Killian

October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 4:49 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) October is Italian Heritage and Culture Month.

Red was the color outside Binghamton City's Hall Monday morning.

Community leaders met Monday to raise the Italian Flag outside City Hall.

Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan led the ceremony.

"During Italian heritage and culture month, we recognize the rich heritage of Americans of Italian descent and celebrate their immeasurable contributions to our nation," said Ryan. "Today the legacy of these intrepid immigrants is found in millions of American men, women and children of Italian decent, who strengthen and enrich our country."

He says the Italian immigrants have contributed a lot to our country and helped shaped our society.

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