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23 May 1992-23 May 2020 – LEGALITY DAY

On May 23, Italy celebrates the “Legality Day” to commemorate the anniversary of the Capaci bombing, which took place on 23 May 1992. In this event, magistrate Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo, and three police escort agents, Vito Schifani, Rocco Dicillo and Antonio Montinaro were killed. Judge Falcone said once: “I am not Robin Hood, nor a kamikaze pilot. And not even a Trappist monk. I am a simple servant of the State in a hostile territory”. The friendly territory, we add, is the one where the rule of law prevails: magnanimous with those obeying the law and the foundations of social coexistence, and inflexible with those who attack the dignity and well-being of the society and the individual. Judge Falcone and those who died fighting for legality gave us an example of courage and pride that served to further strengthen the foundations of the social contract on which is based the vitality of our Nation. The knowledge of our past is a key to understand our present in order to shape a better future!