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

6 Responses to “Cortona Remembers”

  1. jean November 9, 2015 at 11:11 AM #

    Perfect timing for November 11 here. And it looks like you had a wonderful sunny day.

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    • blogginginitaly November 9, 2015 at 11:29 AM #

      Yes, another perfect fall day – they seem to be happening everywhere.

      Like

  2. bestson808 November 9, 2015 at 12:43 PM #

    Aloha Judy,

    Cannot view your short video as it is marked private. 😦

    Charles

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  3. Fr Chuck Faso OFM November 9, 2015 at 2:38 PM #

    Thanks for the parade, band, celebration in Cortona. Gli Italiani know how to celebrate.
    I enjoyed the video and your photos while sitting here in Jerusalem. There are 25 pilgrims with me from Chicago, Arizona, South Carolina, Wisconsin. I will be home on Nov 13.
    Next October 3-6, I hope to be in Assisi with a group. If you are in Cortona at that time, will see you there. Ciao! Il Signore vi dia la pace!

    Fr Chuck OFM

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    • blogginginitaly November 9, 2015 at 3:02 PM #

      Looking forward to seeing you over the holidays and sharing our travels, passato e futuro!

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