Romania’s Defence Minister Vasile Dincu is attending today the unveiling of a monument to fallen Romanian WWI soldiers buried in Italy, in the northern Italian city of Bolzano.
He will also have a working lunch with his Italian counterpart Lorenzo Guerini.
The Romanian war memorial in Italy was built under a construction project carried out in 2021 by the Romanian Defence Ministry via its National Heroes Office, with support from the Italian Defence Ministry via the General Commissariat for Honors to the Fallen.
The memorial is made of monobloc marble and represents, in an artistic way, the Latin cross. In the central part, there is a bas-relief lettering reading “Aducerii Aminte” (Remembrance), as well as the years “1916 – 1919,” and “In memory of the Romanian heroes killed in Bolzano” (in Romanian and Italian) and “National Heroes Office – 2021” (in Romanian).
The memorial is part of a series of projects and activities initiated by Romania to mark the WWI centennial, designed to keep alive in public consciousness, both nationally and externally, the memory of the sacrifice of the Romanian military in WWI, also known as the War for the Unification of the Nation.