Veterans Museum talk traces Bosnia’s path to recovery – Fra Noi


Renato Bacci will offer a bird’s-eye view of a healing war-torn country during a revealing AV presentation at 3pm. November 14 at the Italian American Veterans Museum. The retired army colonel arrived in Sarajevo on January 27, 1996, with an MBA and 24 years as a banking executive under his belt. His mission ? Help rebuild the banking system in Bosnia after a devastating three-year war and in doing so get the economy back on its feet. Bacci spent the next 6 months teaching Bosnian bankers the Western style of doing business while leading a multinational unit tasked with everything from restoring civilian institutions and starting up cultural life to monitoring refugees and creation of a transition plan.

The Italian-American Veterans Museum is located on the third floor of the Office Center at Casa Italia, 3800 Division St., Stone Park. The museum will be open at 2 p.m. for both events, with light refreshments served. Admission is free, but donations are welcome, and RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL. Participation is limited to fully immunized individuals and other requirements may apply. Call 708-338-0690 and leave your name, phone number and the number of people in your group. For directions to the museum, visit


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