Every year on this heavy day, Vittorio Orio has rowed the Grand Canal in Venice - in reverent honor of those who gave all on September 11th, 2001.
This year he was joined by Giovanni Fracassi - owner of Ristorante Da Ivo
(a sponsor and great supporter of tribute rows and expeditions).
Vittorio is well-known in Venice,
as well as in the Venetian rowing community around the world.
A simple search of his name on this blog
will provide you with plenty of reading material.
Here's a fresh news piece from Venice today: