Brunssum, The Netherlands - On - 5 June the Italian Delegation at JFC Brunssum celebrated the 72nd anniversary of Italy's Republic Day together with many guests drawn from the nations represented at the Headquarters.
The 'Festa della Repubblica' is traditionally celebrated in Rome on 2 June with a parade across the city performed by Armed Forces and State bodies members who pay tribute to the President of the Republic and pays tribute to the day, in 1946, when a referendum chose the new institutional form of the State.
During the event, hosted at the International Conference Centre, guests were given a presentation articulating Italy's traditions, history, art and culture, followed by a welcome speech by the Commander, General Riccardo Marchiò, who emphasized the commitment of Italian Armed Forces in supporting and defending the founding principles of the Constitution: freedom, democracy and respect for human dignity.
On this occasion Commander JFC Brunssum was delighted to host, together with a number of VIPs, the Italian Ambassador based in The Hague - His Excellency Andrea Perugini - who underlined, in his speech, the motto of this year's traditional parade in Rome - 'united for our country'- dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office