Italian artists donate works honoring 9/11 victims, heroes
VICENZA, Italy — There was a massive show of sympathy and support for the United States across Europe following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
There still are signs of it today.
Three part-time artists from the Veneto region, which includes Vicenza, donated work to the nearest American community to them Tuesday — Caserma Ederle and the Southern European Task Force (Airborne).
Renato Baggio, a schoolteacher from Carmignano di Brenta; Marcello Campagnolo, a factory worker from Cittadella; and Francesco Marchetti, a factory worker from Tezze sul Brenta, presented two paintings and a wooden sculpture.
Each depicts an image of the World Trade Center.
“They took their time, effort and money to do this for the American community,” said Italian army Capt. Stefano Sbaccanti, a base public affairs officer.
Col. Bill Mayville, the SETAF chief of staff, accepted the gifts. The base hasn’t determined where the art will be displayed, Sbaccanti said.