Evzones guard Australian Hellenic memorial Melbourne

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The Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society was held yesterday, guarded by the Presidential guard from Greece.

Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022

VIP present Mr Tony Tsourdalakis (Chairman for Victorian Council of Greek National Day)
Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis (Consul General of Greece, Melbourne) Major Vasilios Sakellaropoulos, Captain Stavros Kouloumbas, former minister of health Jenny Mikakos, President of the Kaalamata Society Sam Vlachos also present Captain Tanoa from the New Zealand Army, Wing Commander Rod Humphreys from the RAAF, Lieutenant De Silva from the HMAS Cerberus

Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022

The Battle of Kalamata took place on 23 March 1821 between the Greek irregular revolutionary forces and the Ottoman forces of the city. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence. The result was the capture of the city by the Greeks. Kalamata became the first city to be liberated.

Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022
Battle of Kalamata Commemorative Service at the Australian Hellenic Memorial hosted by the Kalamata Society. 23 March 2022

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