A Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate the Commonwealth war dead will be held in Rome at the Via Zabaglia military cemetery on Tuesday 11 November. Participants are asked to arrive punctually by 10.45 in order to observe the moment of silence at 11.00.
There will be a Mass of remembrance at the church of S. Silvestro, Piazza di S. Silvestro 1, on Sunday 9 November at 10.00. All Saints Anglican Church will also be holding a remembrance service on Sunday 9 November at 10.30, Via del Babuino 153/b.
The Italy Star Association of former servicemen who took part in Allied operations in Italy during the second world war is leading a campaign for a new monument to commemorate all those who died to liberate Rome. It is calling for the monument to be unveiled on the 60th anniversary of the liberation on 4 June 2004, and has the support of the British and Italian military, a group of Italian senators and the former British defence secretary and chancellor of the exchequer Lord Dennis Healey.
Four thousand British and Commonwealth soldiers lost their lives in the liberation of Rome. The Italy Star Association is asking the public to write to the citys mayor Walter Veltroni at the Campidoglio, 00186 Rome, expressing support for the new monument. For more information contact the Italy Star Associations representative in Italy, Harry Shindler, tel. 066384227.