|Portianos War Cemetery. Photo Jim Claven|
We have just received from the Lemnos authorities the news of the planned commemorative events to be held on Lemnos in April 2016.
The events will take place on the 20th-21st April 2016
Some of the key events:
Portianou Wednesday 20th April 2016
17.45-18.15pm 20th April - Portianou Commonwealth War Cemetery - memorial service and wreath-laying
19.10pm 20th April - Portianou Cultural Centre - WW1 Photographic Exhibition & Lemnos Anzac archaeological survey presentation
Mudros Thursday 21st April 2016
10.15-11am - Mudros Cultural Centre - WW1 Photographic Exhibition & "Lemmos Through the last 100 years" presentation.
12.00 noon - Port of Mudros - Grand opening of the newly established "Historical and Nautical tradition information centre (Lemnos Municipality)
17.30-19.00pm East Mudros Commonwealth War Cemetery - memorial service and wreath-laying
Gallipoli Association (UK) to be represented on Lemnos in 2016
This year will also see the participation of the UK-based Gallipoli Association (the largest Gallipoli commemorative group in the world) in the events on Lemnos. Mr Dimitri Boulotis will be representing them at the formal memorial services. This is a very important recognition for Lemnos and its Gallipoli commemorations going into the future. Thanks to Dimitri for agreeing to represent the Gallipoli Association (of which I am also a member) who has been a great friend of the Anzac commemorative events on Lemnos and to us in Australia.
If you are planning your traveling to Greece in April, we encourage you to make the trip to Lemnos to take part in this years' annual commemorative events.
For further information, please download below:
Lemnos Commemorative Events Program 2016
Official Invitation Lemnos Commemorative Events 2016
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee