Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day


Yesterday (25th of May, the last Monday of May) the United States celebrated the Memorial Day. Memorial Day it is the day that America chose to honour and celebrate the sacrifice of those American soldiers deads fighting in any war. Yes, "any war" include who died fighting hijackers or, lately, in Iraq... Someone could think that this doesn't match too much with this photo blog, Torino or Italian culture and traditions. It isn't rue. Americans soldiers died in Italy during World War II for our freedom and we should remember them. So this is my personal tribute. God bless them. --- [This is a photo I took in USA last January]

Ieri 25 Maggio si è celebrata negli Stati Uniti, come ogni ultimo lunedì del mese di maggio, il Memorial Day. Il Memorial Day è il giorno in cui l'America scelse di onorare e celebrare il sacrificio dei suoi militari morti combattendo in guerra. In ogni guerra e "ogni guerra" comprende essere caduti combattendo i terroristi o, in ultimo, in Iraq... Qualcuno potrebbe pensare che ciò poco ha a che vedere con questo blog, Torino o le abitudini, la cultura e le tradizioni di questo Paese. Non è così. Soldati Americani caddero in Italia durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale in nome della nostra libertà e noi dovremmo ricordarli. Questo è pertanto il mio personale tributo verso di essi. Che Dio li benedica. --- [Questa è una foto che scattai negli Stati Uniti lo scorso gennaio]
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10 comments:

Kate said...

Fabrizio, Thank you for your thoughtful post, acknowledging our war dead, and the tribute. It pains me to know that for far too long, many countries, including yours, have had to bury their young men, women, and civilians because of war time conflicts. I know it's too much to ask for a cessation of violence and wars, but I wish with all my heart that it could be true.

qualcosa di bello said...

fabrizio, thank you for this touching tribute that gave me chills & made my eyes tear up. my daddy was a soldier & my uncle helped liberate france & italy in WWII. you have such a kind heart to post this & we on this side of the atlantic are most grateful!

Tanya said...

A beautiful memorial Fabrizio. My grandfather was stationed in Italy during the war. He was a pilot. I'll have to see where exactly.

Saretta said...

Thank you, Fabrizio, for remembering.

Kim said...

We are so grateful for the friendship extended to us as individuals and as a nation by the generous hearts of the Italian people. Thank you Fabrizio. My father and uncle and father in law all survived their war experiences in Europe and spoke fondly of Italy and the people they met there. I still have a shell cameo my dad bought for my mother in Naples. Some day I hope to visit your beautiful country, too.
-Kim

Frank said...

Your post means a lot to us "Yanks." My wife, whose father was in the U.S. Fifth Army, was in Italy throughout the war. My father and grandfather both served in WWII and my dad, a bomber pilot, was staioned in England and France. I cannot imagine your country during the war; it is so magnificent and beautiful to visit. We love being your guests. But I'm grateful for your kind words of remembrance. Visit Tampa Daily Photo for my tribute on our Memorial Day.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Kate, qualcosa di bello, Tanya, Saretta, Kim and Frank: thank you. Thank you so much about your words. It's beautiful and moving to read about your relatives that in some way crossed their lives with our lives and our history. For ever: Thank you so much !

b.c. said...

Fabrizio, this is so thoughtful, thank you for your post

-K- said...

Thank you for remembering the US soldiers who died.

Where in the US did you visit?

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

B.C. and K, thank you so much !!

K, the photo has been taken last January at Miami Beach