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Monday, 6 October 2014

OXI Day Invitation - Tuesday 28th Oct 2014

Mr Steve Kyritsis, President of the RSL Hellenic Sub Branch, lays a wreath at the Shrine, 2013. Photo Jim Claven 2013
You are all invited to join members of our Committee as we attend the annual OXI Day commemorative event Tuesday 28 October 2014 at Melbourne's Australian Hellenic Memorial in Domain Gardens near Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance.
OXI Day is a very special national day in Greece and throughout the Greek diaspora, comparable to Australia's Anzac Day. It commemorates the resistance of Greece to the Italian invasion in the Second World War. OXI means "no" in the Greek language, signifying the response of the Greek Prime Minister, Metaxas, and the Greek people to the ultimatum from Mussolini. It has come to symbolize the Greek resistance throughout the Second World War. For more information on OXI day, click here.
Schedule for the event is as follows:
9.30 - Service at Greek Orthodox Church at St Eustathios, 221 Dorcas Street South Melbourne
12 noon - Wreath laying ceremony at the Australian Hellenic Memorial
1.00pm - Wreath laying ceremony at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance
This event is organised by the RSL Hellenic Sub-Branch and they would welcome your respectful attendance.
We hope that you will be able to join us for this important annual event.
Above and below are some photographs of the wreath laying at the Shrine in 2013.

The Australian Hellenic Memorial
To find out more about this beautiful memorial, click here.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee 

1 comment:

  1. This is paying respect to those in Hellas who stood up against first the evil Mussolini hoards and then the Germans