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US Marks 235th Anniversary of Independence

Article - Monday, July 4, 2011

At home and throughout the world, US citizens today celebrate the 235th anniversary of the Independence of their nation. Vatican Radio’s Alessandro Gisotti is author most recently of an Italian-language volume called l'11 Settembre: una storia che continua – “September 11th, a story that goes on”, that takes an in-depth look at the ongoing struggles, victories and trials – great and small – of people and families touched by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, as well as the heroic sacrifice of the passengers aboard the ill-fated United Flight 93. He told us that, in writing the book, he learned that the spirit of unity in which the character of the nation has been formed, is what animates the celebration of American independence today.

To listen to an interview with author Alessandro Gisotti, click here