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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

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial Commemorative Service 2017 - Congratulations!

Lemnos Gallipoli Committee members with Col Jan McCarthy (at right). Photo Peter Ford 2017
As the President of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee I would like to thank all those who attended, took part in or helped organise our annual Commemorative event earlier today at the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial.
The feelings of pride that we all experienced when we unveiled this Memorial two years ago, were repeated today with the official naming of Lemnos Square and unveiling of the new sign acknowledging this naming that will soon accompany our Memorial.

Cr Bernadene Voss and Lee Tarlamis unveil the mock-up of the proposed Lemnos Square sign. Photo Peter Ford 2017
Appropriately we also welcomed the addition of an olive tree. We will continue our work to promote the important connection between Lemnos, Greece and the Anzac's and the role of the nurses, diggers and local Lemnians during this defining time of our country. Stay tuned for announcements of more initiatives soon and thank you again for all your valuable support.
Photo Peter Ford 2017

Piper Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright. Photo Peter Ford 2017

Cadets of 30 Amry Cadet Unit form the catafalque party. Photo Jim Papadimitriou 2017

The RAN Band perform. Photo Peter Ford 2017

Thanks to all who were able to join us - Cr Bernadene Voss, Mayor of Port Phillip, Colonel (Ret.) Jan McCarthy, Father Konstantinos, Members of Parliament, Councillors, Royal Australian Navy Band, Piper Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright, 30 Army Cadet Unit, the various descendants of Anzac's who served on Lemnos as soldiers or nurses, representatives of a number of Melbourne's Hellenic community organisations, members of our Committee and the many members of Melbourne's Lemnian community who attended. Your involvement was essential to making our event such a success.
And thanks to Peter Ford for the photos and to John Irwin for filming the event.

Lee Tarlamis
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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