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ANZAC DAY AND FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE: THE CONSUL ATTENDS THE OFFICIAL CEREMONIES

Date:

04/26/2016


ANZAC DAY AND FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE: THE CONSUL ATTENDS THE OFFICIAL CEREMONIES

On April 25, the Consul attended the solemn Dawn Ceremony held at the War Memorial in Adelaide, to pay tribute to women and men who served Australia in war. The chairman of the South Australia’s Anzac Day committee, Ian Smith, has emphasized in his speech that the 101th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing was an occasion to reflect on the tragedy of war, rather than on military glory. During the ceremony, the Consul laid a wreath, together with representatives of the Australian war allies during the First World War, the Governor Hieu Van Le, the Premier Jay Weatherill and Opposition Leader Steven Marshall and the Federal representatives of Government and Opposition.

Still in the morning of the 25th April, the Consul attended the ceremony for the 71st anniversary of the Liberation organized by the Adelaide Comites at Payneham Chapel. Among the guests, the federal Parliamentary Tony Zappia, state members of Parliament Frances Bedford, Vincent Tarzia, John Gardner, the Hon. Grace Portolesi and the Mayor of Norwod, Payneham, St Peters, Robert Bria.

In her speech the Consul reminded how the insurrection announced by Sandro Pertini on the 25th April 1945 on “Radio Milano Libera” started a great civil and idealistic movement, a courageous mobilization of citizens, young and very young , which of great importance was the contribution of women with the establishment of " women's advocacy groups " . That movement resulted a few years later in our Constitution, with its fundamental principles defining the identity values ​​of Italians in Italy and abroad.


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