Dear friends, Next June 4 will be a very important date. Exactly 80 years earlier, on June 4, 1944, troops of the American Fifth Army entered Rome, liberating it from Nazi oppression and war. The people of Rome took to the streets, finally free and happy, to celebrate, hug and thank the American soldiers. These are scenes of happiness that all us R...

U.S. Soldiers assigned to HHC, Allied Forces South Battalion in Naples, Italy, visited the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Jan. 24 to honor the fallen on the 80th anniversary of the allied forces landing for World War II’s Battle of Anzio. The ceremony honored service members who fought and died during the battle that lasted until June 4, 1944. Durin...

This new interview is particularly dear to me for three reasons. The first is that it tells how even young Italians can be guided to learn about the sacrifice that thousands of American heroes made to liberate Italy. The second is that very often I get suggested interviews that are not exactly in the flow of this column, which explores new and spec...

The American actor Daniel McVicar visited yesterday the Landing Museum in Anzio and then to the American Cemetery in Nettuno. McVicar will play the role of an American officer in the film "Angelita." Filming will kick off in January next year on the coast of Anzio and Nettuno. In the places and on the beaches that were the scene, 77 years ago, of t...

Captain Scott Bunnay represents the American Embassy in a ceremony at the American Cemetery in Nettuno to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the allied landings in Anzio, Italy, during World War II. Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Smitham on the 77th Anniversary of the Allied Landing in Anzio, Italy: Today, on January 22, 2021, we commemorat...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends, I start this editorial from an Italy in phase 2 of the lockdown thanking you all again for the final outcome of our fundraising. Here you can find the video with which the General Director of the Spallanzani Hospital, Marta Branca, thanks us for this wonderful result: a...

Every year, either on April 25 or Memorial Day, We the Italians visit Nettuno's Sicily-Rome American Cemetery to celebrate and pay respect to the American soldiers who helped liberate Italy. Last June 4, We the Italians laid a wreath at the cemetery on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Rome. It is a sacred place of peace and...

Si è svolta questa mattina in Piazza Battisti, davanti al monumento ai Caduti di Nettuno, la cerimonia ufficiale per le celebrazioni del 76esimo anniversario dello Sbarco Alleato. Presente il Sindaco della Città di Nettuno Alessandro Coppola, il Sindaco della Città di Anzio Candido De Angelis e le autorità civili e militari del territorio. Presente...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! So much has happened since the last month’s editorial! We are happy that We the Italians is receiving the recognition it deserves, which we all deserve, including you readers. And the best is yet to come, like Frank Sinatra used to sing... First of all, we want to remind you of our campaign We l...