The Italian Flag is very important to my family and I. One reason that it is important to me is because I am Italian. Another reason I am so into my culture is because of the food. Italian food is my favorite kind of food. It makes me joyful to be an Italian because my great grandfather came to the U.S. from Italy and struggled, but he made it. Another reason why I am pleased to be an Italian is because I come from a long line of people in the mafia. They were in the mafia with Al Capone but eventually they joined the Gambino Crime Family and I am proud of it.
– Joseph Beladone