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Friday, 23 October 2015
OHI Day 75th Anniversary commemoration in Melbourne and Sydney - Wednesday 28th October 2015
The word OHI meaning "No" were the words shouted by the Greek people in the streets in response to the Greek Government's rejection of the ultimatum of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on 28th October 1940. 28th October has been celebrated as OHI Day since 1942 and is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and Greek communities across the world. In Australia it is a day to commemorate Greece's resistance to the Axis powers in WW2 as well as the role of the Second Anzacs who came to defend Greece in 1941.
An estimated 4-5,500 Allied soldiers who escaped capture were supported by the Greek community throughout the years of the Axis occupation of Greece (1941-44) at great risk to their lives. OHI Day is a special day to honour the Anzacs of the Greek campaign and their Greek comrades and supporters.
Details of the commemorations to be held in Melbourne and Sydney this coming Wednesday 28th October 2015 are set out below.
All interested in commemorating this important day of remembrance are welcome.
OHI Day Commemoration in Melbourne
The RSL Hellenic Sub-Branch have advised that they will be holding OHI Day commemorations in Melbourne on Wednesday 28th October 2015 as follows:
12 noon - Wreath laying at the Australian Hellenic Memorial, Domain Gardens
1.00pm - Wreath laying ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance
OHI Day Commemoration in Sydney
The following communication has been received from the Sydney-based Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete & The Greek Campaign in Sydney. If you are able to attend please do so.
Dear Friends and Admirers of the Hellenistic Spirit!
NO ( OHI ) DAY 28th October 2015 - 75th Anniversary
The Consul General of Greece , Dr. Stavros KYRIMIS in conjunction with the Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign invite you ALL to the Public Flag Raising and Star Ceremony where we will solemnly commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the "NO DAY" where the Axis Powers suffered their first defeat in of World War Two in Greece .
The main theme will include the honouring of the Gallantry and Sacrifice of more than 17,000 ANZACs who served with distinction in the WWII Greek Campaign . Of these 646 ANZACs are buried in Greece of which half of the Anzacs remains have never been found .
PROCEEDINGS WILL COMMENCE: 4:30 PM AND CONCLUDE: 5:15 PM
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2015.
WHERE: ANZAC MEMORIAL NORTHERN STEPS (HYDE PARK SOUTH)
Look forward to meeting you,
Nick Andriotakis BE (Hons)
Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the
Battle of Crete & The Greek Campaign
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee