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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Claudio Bisogniero
It's appropriate that Leonardo da Vinci's dream and the men who eventually fulfilled it should come together, as they do for the first — and perhaps the only — time, for 40 days, starting Friday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
The Italian foreign minister, the Italian ambassador, several Italian-American members of Congress and leaders of scores of Italian-American organizations crowded into a hallway of the National Gallery of Art this week to celebrate a nation that – as they said – was discovered by an Italian and named after one.
Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero read a message from Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, who said the year-long celebration will "sow the seeds of a new partnership."