On January 7, 1797, the XIV Parliament of the Cispadane Republic voted to make the green, white and red tricolor its official flag. As such, January 7th has long been celebrated as the official birthday of the modern Italian flag. Founded in the wake of Napolean Bonaparte’s conquests in Northern Italy, the Cispadane Republic later merged with the Cisalpine Republic, which adopted a modified version of the original tricolor, similar to the one we know today. It was modified again and then again as the Cisalpine Republic morphed into the Italian Republic and then the Kingdom of Italy. It emerged again during the Risorgimento as a symbol of Italian Unity and was carried by the Red Shirts of Giuseppe Garibaldi. With the addition of the royal coat of arms of the House of Savoy at the center, it was adopted by King Carlo Alberto as the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia’s off
An elite, active-duty airborne infantry division of the United States Army which specializes in parachute assault operations into hostile areas, the 82nd Airborne Division is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is the primary fighting arm of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The mission of the 82nd Airborne Division is to, within 18 hours of notification, strategically deploy, conduct forcible entry parachute assault and secure key objectives for follow-on military operations in support of U.S. national interests.
The 82nd Airborne Division was constituted in the National Army on August 5, 1917 and was organized on August 25, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia, as 82nd Division. The unit