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Greek National Day honored at the White House March 26, 2008

Posted by grhomeboy in Greece News, Special Features.
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26-03-08_white_house.jpg  The 187th anniversary of the Greek Independence Day was honored yesterday at the White House. During a special ceremony in Washington, to honor the Greek Community on the occasion of Greece’s National anniversary, U.S. President George W. Bush handed to Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America His Eminence Dimitrios the “Declaration on the Greek Independence Day”.

26-03-08_evzones.jpg  Evzones marched in Athens > Elite soldiers of the Presidential Guard, or Evzones, marched through Athens yesterday to mark the anniversary of Greece’s War of Independence.

Celebrations included the customary show of strength by Greece’s armed forces, including an air show. President Karolos Papoulias hailed the “dedication to freedom and self-determination” of Greece’s resistance fighters, whose spirit, he said, was as relevant as ever in today’s “unstable geopolitical environment”.

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