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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, 4 May 2015

Greece Centenary of Anzac - Commemorative Event 12 - Lemnos-Gallipoli Presentation at Athens War Museum

The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee's Anzac Day event at the War Museum of Athens was extremely successful with around 250 people coming to view the Photographic Exhibition and Presentation on Commemorating Gallipoli's Hellenic Heart - Lemnos and the Anzac's 1915.
This event was organised to honour and pay tribute to those soldiers, nurses and those who's lives were so dramatically affected and in so many ways changed forever.
Thanks to our partners in this event, the Australian Embassy and the War Museum of Athens. I would also like to thank Christina Despoteris who was instrumental in making this event the success that it was and Jim Claven for his informative and well researched presentation.

At the conclusion of the event we gifted the Photographic Exhibition to the War Museum of Athens as a symbol of the strong bonds between Greece and Australia that began over 100 years ago during the Gallipoli campaign.
We were honoured to have been able to hold this event as part of the Centenary of Anzac Commemorations in Greece and on the 100th anniversary.
Some of the officials that attended the event included the Deputy Defence Minster Nikos Toskas, Australia Ambassador to Greece John Griffin, the British Ambassador to Greece John Kittmer, Honorary Consul of New Zealand Costas Cotsilinis, Charge d'affairs Canadian Embassy Julie Croteau, Representatives of the Chiefs of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Hellenic Police, Hellenic Coast Guard, Captain Justin Jones and Officers and Sailors from HMAS Success, Director of the War Museum of Athens Brigadier General Panayiotis Kaperonis, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Vice Admiral Alexandros Theodosiou, Former Consul General for Greece in Victoria Eleni Lianidou, Richard Dalla-Riva MP and Bronwyn Halfpenny MP.
Lest We Forget.

Jim Claven and Lee Tarlamis
Secretary and President
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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