Saturday, September 13, 2014
8:31 AM | Dana Kaplan, Stresa Sights | Edit Post
Two days ago I had the honor of attending the memorial ceremony at the 9/11 monument in Stresa. Here are some photos I took during the solemn, deeply moving service.
( Continued ... )
Printed signs placed along the Lungolago and town gave notice, and a large crowd of mostly American tourists gathered. Some had American flags with them; some wore clothing with American emblems. The Stresa fire department placed a wreath and helmets on the grass in front of the memorial plaque. After a short procession the national anthems of the United States and Italy were sung. The mayor of Stresa read a speech in Italian and English. Likewise, a representative from the American Consulate in Milan spoke in both languages. Mayors from neighboring towns were also in attendance. Afterwards, many in the crowd stayed to personally thank the officials, firefighters, and police for this recognition.
I did not expect to be so moved by the ceremony, but I was, as were many in the crowd. It is important to know that this statue was dedicated in 2003, and it was the first memorial to 9/11 in all of Italy. Stresa was the first to remember, and as the Stresa Volunteer Firefighter's sign said, "We Don't Forget."
Labels: news and information
- Where can I buy foreign newspapers in Stresa?
- Where can I eat breakfast in Stresa?
- Where are the public restrooms in Stresa?
- Is there a laundromat in Stresa?
- Can I rent a wheelchair in Stresa?
- Should I buy train tickets in advance?
- Are there any day tours to Switzerland from Stresa?
- How can I arrange a civil wedding in Stresa?
- How bad are the summer bugs in Stresa?
- Do I Need A Car In Stresa?
- Is there an Internet cafe in Stresa?
- Is there a supermarket in Stresa?
- Is it too isolated staying at an Isola dei Pescatori hotel?
- Will we need a car if we are staying at Isolino Camping Village?
- Are there any ethnic restaurants in Stresa?
IMPORTANT POSTS AND LINKS
- Important Train Information
- Alibus Shuttle From Malpensa to Stresa
- Driving Directions From Malpensa - With Photos
- If You Have Only One Day in Stresa
- Top Ten Things to See in Stresa
- Parking a Car in Stresa
- Train Service from Malpensa to Stresa and Milano
- Linate Airport to Stresa Directions
- Milan Tram System Map and Transport
- Bus Schedule
- Stresa Boat Imbarcadero
- Stresa to Mottarone Cableway
- Boat Schedule - English
- PosteItaliane - Postal service
- Trenitalia Site and Schedule -- English
- Winter Trip to Stresa? Start Planning Here
If you don't already receive Italian Notebook, sign up immediately to receive this wonderful daily dose of Italy.
- art and culture
- day trips
- for kids
- Guest writer Tony
- just for fun
- learning italian
- letters from readers
- letters from the editor
- news and information
- outdoor activities
- photo gallery
- places to go
- places to go and day trips
- places to stay
- rainy day activities
- things to do