November 4th – National Unity Day in Italy



National Unity Day is celebrated every year with a display by the Italian Air Force.

In the photo above the Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori spreads green, white and red smoke in the colours of the Italian flag marking the day of National Unity and Armed Forces in Rome on November 4, 2013.
(Photo by Filippo Monteforte / AFP)

La leggenda del Piave was composed by Ermete Giovanni Gaeata in 1918, to boost the soldiers’ moral. It was the Italian National Hymn from 1943 to 1946.

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