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Remarks of President Pertini at Italian State Dinner

This program of an English translation of a speech delivered by Italian President Alessandro Pertini to guests of a State Dinner hosted by President Ronald Reagan on March 25, 1982. The dinner was held in the State Dining Room. During toasts, Pertini delivered the entire speech in his native Italian, while English-speaking guests followed along with the program. At the dinner, President Reagan introduced Pertini, commending him for his commitment to freedom. Following the dinner, guests enjoyed entertainment in the East Room by singers Perry Como and Frank Sinatra. This program is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller oversaw the menus for over 250 State Dinners at the White House.
White House Calligraphy Office
Date of Work
March 25, 1982
Courtesy of Henry & Carole Haller and Family