Roger Waters was in Aprillia, Italy on Tuesday to unveil a marble monument to his father and the other troops killed there during World War Two.
He placed wreaths at the monument at the Roselli Institute and said, "I'm very happy to be here. I'm extremely moved...and I'm very proud of my father. I learnt from my father the example of standing by your principles and beliefs. He thought he was fighting a necessary fight against the Nazis. I think he was too. He paid the ultimate price. [Signing up to fight] cost my father his life but secured for him a place among all the other heroes who stand up for what they know to be right."
Waters, who was also granted an honorary citizenship, was five months old when his father, Eric Fletcher Waters, was killed.