"The Government expresses its gratitude to the men and women of the Navy who are at the service of the homeland and carry out, with professionalism and generosity, crucial functions for the nation and guarantee the security and defense of the Mediterranean, from the Balearic Islands to the Turkish straits". This was written in a message on the occasion of the Navy Day by the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, recalling that "the Navy deals with strategic activities and responds to challenges that the current international context and the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine make increasingly demanding".
"Being a sailor - observes the prime minister - requires great sacrifice. It means being very often engaged at sea for a long time, even for months. The holidays are sometimes spent away from loved ones and promptness is required at departure, even at short notice. Sometimes it is easier, sometimes harder, but that of the men and women of the Navy - he underlines - is a choice of love. The credibility, authority and reliability of Italy in the world - he continues - also walk on the legs of our sailors and we are proud of this".
"The Tricolour hoisted on our ships contains the dedication and courage of those who today wear the uniform of the Navy, as well as that of those who in the past have served the homeland in arms. In their memory, my heartfelt thoughts go to the fallen at sea of all ages. The Government's thoughts also go to the loved ones and families of our soldiers, without whom the men and women of the Navy could not carry out their mission".
"On this day of celebration for the Navy - adds Meloni -, the Government wishes to address a special wish to the students who have finished the first class of the Naval Academy of Livorno and to the crew of the glorious Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci, which is preparing to travel around the world and bring our Tricolor in the five continents, contributing in an extraordinary way to promote the values, culture and excellence of Italy".
"Italy is and remains the most beautiful ship in the world. And the sea that is called to sail will not always be calm. There will be waves and strong winds, but also periods of calm. But one thing will be fundamental: always keep the bar straight and not be afraid, be ready to manage every situation, make the most of events and turn the crisis into an opportunity. Long live the Navy! Long live Italy!", he concludes.
On Navy Day, we express our gratitude to the women and men who, with rigor and discipline, represent a point of reference for the entire national community. The Navy embodies national values by honoring the name of Italy every day.
— Tommaso Foti (@TommasoFoti) June 10, 2023
- "With its commitment and the values it transmits, the Navy is an example for all Italians. Let us think of what happened yesterday off the coast of Naples and of what has unfortunately been happening for some time on the migration routes: in the most difficult conditions, the courageous action of women and men in uniform never fails". This was stated by Gilberto Pichetto, Minister of the Environment and Energy Security. "The Navy has always been an indispensable ally of our environment: because sea safety means fighting those who pollute it, safeguarding marine biodiversity and the seabed, also for energy purposes. Nor should we forget the contribution it makes both in the technical-administrative field, with continuous support for the action of the Ministry, and in the dissemination of environmental culture among all generations. Where there is to defend and affirm the environment, there is the Navy".
Long live the Navy!
Thanks to the women and men in uniform who daily serve our country with commitment, courage and spirit of sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/LGMQ00pTHf
— Lorenzo Fontana (@Fontana3Lorenzo) June 10, 2023