The Italian armed forces are celebrating on November 4 the victory that marked the unification of Italy.
In Bucharest, the Italian Embassy and the Military Attaché’s Bureau will mark the event through a ceremony at the Italian Cemetery in Bucharest, a ceremony that will be attended by ambassadors and military attaches, Romanian and Italian civilian and military authorities and all those willing to be close to the Italian Armed Forces.
At the ceremony set to start at 11 a.m., Italian Ambassador Diego Brasioli (photo) and Military Attaché Brigadier General Salvatore Esposito will lay wreaths at the heroes’ monument, in order to commemorate all the soldiers that died for the honour of their motherland in Italy and abroad at war and peace, 1,700 of whom are buried in Romania.
“A great part of them are heroes who died during the First World War, members of an Italian division which took part in the Macedonian front offensive in September 1918, as part of the Allied Army of French General D’Espery, while the rest are heroes who died during the Second World War in the movements to and fro the Russian front,” an Italian Embassy communiqué reads.
“The Italian soldiers are resting close to their Romanian colleagues, witness to a joint road started on the fronts of the First and Second World Wars, which continues in the recent forms of military cooperation on various theatres of operations with the goal of attaining, at that time, the values of unity and independence and, in our days, European and world peace, through an aware and joint security strategy,” the communiqué also reads.