Armed Forces Day in Italy ~ Romancing Italy

Nov 4, 2009

Armed Forces Day in Italy

Today I hung the "green, white and red" from our balcony in honor of the Italian Armed Forces Day. November 4 is traditionally celebrated in memory of the soldiers who died protecting Italy in the First World War. It was on this day in 1918 that the Austrian/Hungarian armies ceased fire and Italians claimed a hard earned victory.

Although November 4 was set aside to pay homage to those who sacrificed their lives over 90 years ago, I think Italy will be thinking of the young men and women who are NOW putting their lives on the line...and not even to protect their own country. No doubt many countries echo this same thought.


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