ROGERS WATERS: His Dad to Be Honored in Italy
Roger Waters has given his approval for a monument to be erected in his father’s memory in Italy.
The nearly 10-foot marble obelisk will be a gift to the municipality of Aprilia and will honor Lieutenant Eric Fletcher Waters and the other soldiers who lost their lives in the area during the fierce fighting after the landing at Anzio on February 18th, 1944. A plaque will read: “In memory of Eric Fletcher Waters (December 12, 1914 – February 18, 1944) who died here, and all the others who are in unmarked graves.” This will be followed by a phrase taken from “Two Suns in the Sunset” off of Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut: “Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend, we were all equal in the end.”
Waters will go to Aprilia next month to meet the directors and students of Rosselli and Meucci University, and then will go to Anzio to receive an honorary citizenship.