Mike Piazza honors Memorial Day with visit to Florence American Cemetery
The Hall of Famer and his wife Alicia visited the Florence American Cemetery in Italy, where they took part in a Memorial Day ceremony honoring the fallen American soldiers who died on the battlefields in Northern Italy during the final years of World War II.
It was important to Piazza to remind people of the significance of the holiday.
“It’s important to reaffirm what the meaning of a hero is, the meaning of the sacrifice that we are able to enjoy,” Piazza said. “One thing I’ll always be thankful for is our country that’s given me everything I have. I truly feel that it is still, without a doubt, the best country on earth – a place where you can achieve your dreams if you work hard and pay the price and also have a little luck.”
Janey Murray is the digital content specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum