NRDC-GR celebrates Italian National Unity and Armed Forces Day

2021, November 9 - 4:28pm

On November the 8th 2021, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR) held an official ceremony at its premises for the celebration of the Italian National Unity and Armed Forces Day.

NRDC-GR Commander Lieutenant General Anastasios SPANOS welcomed the General Secretary of the Hellenic Italian Chamber of Commerce‎, Mr. Marco DELLA PUPPA who represented the Republic of Italy at the event. The Commander expressed his pleasure for celebrating together the National Unity and Armed Forces Day and thanked the distinguished guest for honoring the event with his presence. He also highlighted the importance of tradition and honoring the fallen soldiers of the past. Mr. DELLA PUPPA thanked the Commander for providing the opportunity of the celebration.

The Italian Senior National Representative at NRDC-GR, Brigadier General Manilio SCOPIGNO, referred to the meaning of the day; honoring the Italian Soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the Independence and Freedom. He also stressed the 100 years of the Commemoration of the Unknown Soldier in the “Altare Della Patria” (Altar of the Fatherland) in Rome. The C’ Corps Military Band played not only the Greek and Italian National Anthems but also the “Dimonios”; anthem of the “SASSARI” Mechanized Brigade .

The ceremony concluded with a small reception that took place at HQ premises. During the event, all the respective COVID-19 pandemic protocols were implemented and the protective measures were followed.