“A beautiful piece by De Gregori says ‘we are history’, ‘no one feels excluded’. Let’s try to read these seventy-five years of republican life in this way: from a different perspective that allows us to grasp the profiles of subjects who often remained in the shadows, in the background. And which instead filled the scene, filled gaps, gave meaning and translated into concrete acts words such as dignity, freedom, equality, solidarity. Words that otherwise would have remained abstract aspirations “. This was said by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, on the occasion of the celebration of the Republic Day at the Quirinale, on the 75th anniversary.
“What is the Republic? They are its founding principles. Its institutions. Its laws, its organization. Of course, it is all this. But today it is important to me to emphasize what comes first. What precedes the value and significance, albeit fundamental, of the legal systems. I am talking about the life of the women and men of this country of ours. Their values and their feelings. Their daily commitment. Their industriousness. The contribution, great o small, which each of them has given to these seventy-five years of common history. The Republic is, first of all, the history of Italians and their freedom “, said the head of state.