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Monte Grappa Memorial in Italian Garden

Monte Grappa Memorial in Italian Garden
Mayors of Cleveland Ohio and Vicenza Italy
April 8, 2011

Mayor Achille Variati led a diplomatic delegation of city officials from Vicenza, Italy to visit a memorial in the Italian Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and City Councilman Jeff Johnson represented the city of Cleveland

Despite torrential rains, the delegations paid their respects at the Monte Grappa Memorial in the Italian Garden. Mayor Variati said, "The weather is not so good but the emotion is strong." The Memorial was sent by the government of Italy in 1932 to honor the Ohio Italian American WWI veterans that fought in Vicenza.



Vicenza, Italy is a sister city to Cleveland and has a duplicate memorial honoring the Ohio veterans. Mayor Variati told how the rock came from a "sacred" mountain in Italy and said "Shame on people that forget."

Enjoy these photos from the Italian Garden

Vicenza Mayor Achille Variati

Vicenza Mayor Achille Variati


Monte Grappa Memorial in Italian Garden

Monte Grappa Memorial in Italian Garden

Monte Grappa Memorial in Italian Garden


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Vicenza Mayor Achille Variati

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Vicenza Mayor Achille Variati


Honorary Consul Serena Scaiola, Consul Marco Nobili and Italain Garden President Joyce Mariani

Honorary Consul Serena Scaiola, Consul Marco Nobili and Italian Garden President Joyce Mariani


Approaching ther Monte Grappa Memorial


Joyce Mariani speaks about the Memorial

Joyce Mariani speaks about the Memorial


Councilman Jeff Johnson and Federico Formisano, Director Sister City Program- Vicenza, Italy

Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson and Federico Formisano, Director Sister City Program- Vicenza, Italy


Consul Marco Nobili and Vicenza Mayor Achille Variati

Consul Marco Nobili and Vicenza Mayor Achille Variati


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