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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Monday, 28 October 2013

Ohi Day Commemorated in Melbourne

Another moving Ohi Day commemoration was held on Monday 28th October at Melbourne's Hellenic Memorial and Shrine of Remembrance. The classical features of the interior of the Shrine are very poignant for this commemoration of Greece's resistance in WW2. 
The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee was well represented by President Lee Tarlamis, Secretary Jim Claven, the Hon John Pandazopoulos, Ange Kenos, Christina Despoteri, Lambis Eglezos and Steve Kyritsis, President of the Hellenic Sub Branch of the RSL, as well as others. 
The commemorative service was followed by a lunch at the Hellenic RSL Memorial Hall in South Melbourne.
Thanks to Steve and all at the Hellenic Sub-Branch of the RSL.

The Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance 

A point for those who have not seen our Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. One of the most beautiful aspects of this commemoration is its location. The service in the interior of the Shrine is added too by the classically inspired columns and motifs. The design of the Shrine was based on the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the classical world. For a history of the Shrine in Melbourne read Professor Bruce Scates' excellent book A Place to Remember - A History of the Shrine of Remembrance.
These are all images of the interior of the Shrine. Photographs Jim Claven 2013
The Man with the Donkey memorial outside the Shrine. Photograph Jim Claven 2013.

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