THE ANNIVERSARY OF ANDREAS HOFER - 20 FEBRUARY
Remember the heroic stand of Andreas Hofer and his Tyroleans against the repressive hegemony and invasion of their lands by the evil monster, Napoleon Bonaparte. Today is the anniversary of his execution at Mantua following a show trial. Bonaparte gave an order "Hofer to be tried and then shot" - no need to wait and see if he was actually found guilty of anything! The devout Catholic Hofer, who dedicated his homeland to the Sacred Heart, is the national hero of the Tyrol and his monument stands on the Berg Isel outside Innsbruck with the words: "Fuer Gott, fuer Kaiser, fuer Vaterland" - "For God, for Caesar (the Emperor), for Homeland".