A brave man who has spent his life serving his country.
He was an Italian magistrate assassinated by Cosa Nostra along with five agents of his escort.
On July 19, 26 years ago, after having lunched at Villagrazia di Carini with his wife Agnese and his sons Manfredi and Lucia, Paolo Borsellino went with his escort in via D'Amelio, where his mother lived.
At 4:58 pm a Fiat 126 filled with TNT, which was parked under the mother's house, detonated to the judge's passage, killing besides the Borsellino also the five escort agents Emanuela Loi, Agostino Catalano, Vincenzo Li Muli, Walter Eddie Cosina and Claudio Traina
First of all, Cosa Nostra was the most powerful mafia organization in Italy.
Paolo Borsellino is considered one of the most important and prestigious figures in the fight against the mafia in Italy, together with his colleague and friend Giovanni Falcone.
The reason why I decided to remember this person is because I want to promote and promulgate his work abroad, rather than letting noble deeds fall into oblivion.
On July 24, about 10,000 people took part in the private funeral of Borsellino (the family refused the state ceremony: his wife Agnese accused the government of not being able to protect her husband, and wanted a private ceremony without the presence of politicians), celebrated in an unadorned and peripheral church of Santa Maria Luisa, where the judge used to hear mass, when he could, on Sundays. The funeral oration was pronounced by Antonino Caponnetto, the old judge who had directed the office of Falcone and Borsellino: "Dear Paolo, the fight you have sustained will have to become and will become the struggle of each one of us". Few politicians: the president Scalfaro, Francesco Cossiga, Gianfranco Fini, Claudio Martelli. The funeral is moved and composed, interrupted only by some clapping. A few days earlier, the funeral of the 5 escort agents had taken place in the Cathedral of Palermo, but when the representatives of the State arrived (including the new President of the Italian Republic, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro), an angry mob broke through the barrier created by the 4000 agents called to keep order, while the people, tugging and pushing, shouted: "Outside the mafia from the state". The President of the Republic was barely pulled out of the crowd, the police chief was also jostled.
Thanks for your teachings, i assure you that you are an inspiration for many guys who decide to follow your path.
Written By Luigi Auriemma.