ITS Pelosi's "Commemoration of Submariners Killed"
A brief (3:02) Youtube (below) of a naval tribute to departed submariners. Why is this important? Read on. The YouTube exhibits 3 features as yet undupilcated for worldwide web consumption by a curious public:
1- Prominent Involvement of 85% of the sub's Officers (6 of 7) in a
2- Wreath laying ceremony to the accompaniment of the
3- Italian Submariners Song (words translated here: Canzone dei Sommergibilisti)
The point of this is to highlight the wonderful spirit that deserves emulation by other navies. Certainly, one will find wreath laying for Easter, national law enforcement officers, unknown soldiers, Veterans and Remembrance Days, and HMAS Sydney (645 perished).
On the ITS Salvatore PELOSI (S522), improved Sauro class sub, commissioned in 1988 at Monfalcone shipyard. All submarine navies including Russia and the U.S. might do well to emulate this periodic tribute for recruiting purposes alone if no other.
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