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It has been confirmed: Evzones to come to Australia

Andrews Govt brings the Greek National Guard Down Under in March

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From the Evzones visit in Australia for the Anzac Day and Battle of Crete commemorations. Photo: NK Archive

01 December 2017

Celebrating the relationship between Greece and Australia, nine soldiers, Evzones, of the Greek Presidential Guard arrived Down Under to mark the anniversary of Anzac Day and the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Crete in 2017.

It has just been confirmed that the Andrews Government will provide the Greek National Day Commemorative Committee with $30,000 for the Presidential Guards’ visit to Melbourne on 25 March 2018.

“The participation of the Presidential Guard in the Victorian Greek National Day commemoration will make what is a significant day for our Greek community all the more special," Minister Mikakos said.

"Our government is pleased to be able to support this important visit."

The official visit of the Evzones, the highest level of military guard in Greece, always garners the interest of the Greek Australian communities nationwide and is met with pride, enthusiasm and emotion.

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Thank you Premier Andrews for consistently showing a strong level of respect for our HELLENIC community. This past year alone you have allowed a special tree to be planted at Parliament House, when certain Liberals opposed it. You recently opened the amazing Parthenon Marbles display in the city. ANd now this - you care about our community. Clearly, we must call you a Philhellene.

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