The Committee born by the will of the Municipal Administration of Bassano del Grappa in 2007
to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Battle Standstill on the Monte Grappa Massif, has then
evolved and the current city Administration has extended its activity in order to keep the memory of
the events related to the Great War alive, and also to project it to the 2018 Centenary.
It’s an independent Committee, always direct emanation of the city Administration, that has
organized important events and that is working, in the base of the laboratory-archive made
available by the City of Bassano, also for an important work of cataloging and archiving of
thousands of documents and images related to the period 1914-1918.
Of great importance is also the initiative to that involves the schools in the area of Bassano
that, with the support of the Provincial Administration of Vicenza and the City of Bassano, has
awarded money grants to seven classes of different institutes. The Committee received over thirty
elaborates, with a really felt participation.
These cultural and memory activities obtained the High Auspices of the President of the Italian
Republic and also an unexpected Plaque of appreciation from the President Giorgio Napolitano.
Many other initiatives are in progress, sorting out gradually up to the Centenary Celebrations, while
Municipalities, Provinces and the Veneto Region are considering these activities with extreme
interest, involving more and more the Historical Celebrations Committee in the Name of the
Grappa 1918-2018 as actual reference point of the sector.