The events for the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Crete, in Sydney, Australia, culminate with brilliance, emotion and the participation of a delegation from the Region of Crete.
On Saturday, May 14, at the Monument of the Battle of Crete at Martin Place, in the center of the city, a memorial service was held for the late Archbishop of Australia Makarios.
Wreaths were then laid by the Governor of New South Wales Margaret Beazly, the Deputy Chief of General Staff, Rear Admiral Ioannis Drymousis, the Consul General of Greece Christos Karras, the President of the Cretan Brotherhood of New South Wales, Mr. Savio the Battle of Crete Iordani Iordanidis. The performance of honors, the raising of the flags and the rejection of the National Anthems of Greece and Australia was carried out by an honorary procession of the Australian army.
Representing the Region of Crete and the delegation from the island, wreaths were laid by the Deputy Regional Governor of Rethymno Maria Lioni, the authorized councilor of Hellenes Abroad Costas Fasoulakis and the Mayor of Malevizi Menelaos Bokeas.
The delegation of the Region also includes Georgia Milaki, secretary of the Regional Council, the regional councilors Costas Dandoulakis and Nikos Manousakis.
The exhibition of the Historical Museum of Crete entitled “1821 Crete in the Greek Revolution” was inaugurated on Friday afternoon. The exhibition was presented to the public by the Deputy Director of the Historical Museum of Crete Agisilaos Kaloutsakis.
A Divine Liturgy, memorial service and eulogy for the Battle of Crete were held Sunday morning at the Sydney Metropolitan Cathedral, officiated by the Archbishop of Australia and Metropolitans of Australia.
On Monday, May 16, the documentary “Drone in the Footsteps of Captain Satan” will be screened at the Palace Norton Street Cinemas, a production written by Katerina Bikaki, which is participating in the mission to Australia.
The events that take place are attended by many associations and organizations of the Cretan Associations of Australia.