International Columbia Association FDNY Celebrates July 4th in Venice

Consular Section Chief Charles Hamilton handing the “Friend of the FDNY Award” to Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro.

On July 7, Consular Section Chief C.J. Hamilton traveled to Venice to participate in a July 4th celebrations hosted by the local NGO “International Columbia Association FDNY” at the historic Ca’Sagredo Hotel.

After delivering his remarks, Mr. Hamilton accepted an award from the FDNY on behalf of Consul General Reeker.

He also helped present awards to a number of Venetians who have supported, as well as hosted, FDNY families in Venice free of charge since the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Mr. Hamilton also presented an award to Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro.