Generoso Pope Foundation Debuts a New Parade Float

The Generoso Pope Foundation debuts a new parade float in the 71st Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City.

The Generoso Pope Foundation’s building is a distinguishable icon for the foundation and can even be found in the foundation’s logo. A scaled replica of the building adorned the float. The detail was impeccable. Brick work, flag poles and even see through windows in the cupola made the model of the building jaw dropping. The length of the float was increased as well to accommodate people on the float.

With Generoso Pope’s friendship with President Roosevelt, he was able to make Columbus Day into a national holiday. He was also the founder of the Columbus Day Parade in New York City, which is still the world’s largest Columbus Day Parade to this day. Today, the Columbus Citizens Foundation still organizes the parade. The Generoso Pope Foundation carries on the tradition of the Italian holiday by sponsoring the parade along side the Columbus Citizens Foundation. The Pope Foundation has a float in the annual parade to show it’s support for the Italian culture.