Italian Ambassador Alfredo Maria Durante Mangoni (photo) and Military Defence Attaché Ivano Antonio Romano on Thursday commemorated Italy’s Day of National Unity and Armed Forces with a ceremony at the Ghencea Italian Cemetery in Bucharest.
The ceremony was attended by a number of representatives of the Romanian and Italian military attachés, civil and military authorities, including the Chief of the Defence Staff, Daniel Petrescu.
The ceremony took place in a small format, with a few guests and without the public, in compliance with the current sanitary measures imposed by the Government, according to a release of the Italian Embassy, transmitted to AGERPRES.
The officials laid wreaths at the monuments of Italian and Romanian heroes, to commemorate all soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their homeland in Italy and abroad, in times of war and peace, of whom over 1,700 are buried on Romanian soil.
Many of them are heroes killed during the World War I, belonging to the Italian Division which, as part of the Allied Army of French General D’Espery, participated in the offensive on the Macedonian front in September 1918, and heroes killed during the World War II, who lost their lives while traveling to and from the Russian front.
Photo: Facebook/Ambasciata d’Italia a Bucarest