Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance

In honor of Veterans day; I couldn't find this entry any more fitting. 
Italy has so many different Festivals  throughout the entire year. Ranging from Festa di Suca 
 ( Festival of Pumpkins) to Festa di Funghi ( Festvial of Mushrooms) to Festa di Alpini which has been by far one of the more festivals that I truly have enjoyed. 

The Alpini formed in 1872. They are the elite mountain warfare soldiers of the Italian Army. 


On a hot summer day, we attended the Alpini Festival in the mountains of Northern Italy. What a beautiful time was had. We celebrated with great food, great wine, and great company. I made many new friends that day, young and old some were former Alpini soilders, some were currently serving in the Italian Mountain Troops. 

The "dinning" room 







ALL GAVE SOME ~ SOME GAVE ALL 
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ALL 
WHO PROUDLY SERVED AND PROTECTED 
THEIR COUNTRY.





2 comments:

  1. wow, thank you emily for sharing that and reminding us how important this day is. we sometimes forget about the sacrifices people made that allow us the freedom we have today, and we should take some time out of our day, to just say thank you, and pray for those who are still out there on the battlefield... thank you for reminding us, and for sharing.. you are a very special lady. Miss you! Diana

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  2. Awww I miss you soo much Diana... I think a trip to Canada for a nice break sounds quite nice. I'll be working hard to come to visit you. Love you!

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