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Cortona Remembers

9 Nov

Sunday, November 8, the people of Cortona celebrated National Unity and Armed Forces Day, or Giorno dell’Unità Nazionale e Festa delle Forze Armate.

Accompanied by the local marching band,

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dignitaries in dress uniform paid tribute

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and laid wreaths at the three beautiful monuments honoring those who served.

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Townspeople and tourists joined in the parade as it marched through town and ended at the entrance to the park. To view a short clip of the ceremony, click below.

Ciao,
Judy

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