OXI Day commemorations continued on Wednesday 28 October, marking the 75th anniversary of the historical day.
Organised by Victoria’s Hellenic RSL, a church service was observed at South Melbourne’s St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church, followed by wreath-laying ceremonies at the Australian Hellenic Memorial and the Shrine of Remembrance.
During the ceremony, Greek Consul General Christina Simantirakis addressed those gathered with a heartfelt speech about the significance of the day.
She went on to highlight the importance for those of Hellenic heritage to remember the sacrifice made by the Greek people during the Second World War.
Members of the Greek Australian community gather at the Australian Hellenic Memorial.
Father Chris Dimolianis and Father Ioannis Tabrinidis were present to give their blessings, while more than 30 community organisations turned out to lay wreaths and pay their respects.
Students of St John’s Orthodox College, Oakleigh Orthodox College and Alphington Grammar also attended the commemorative services, along with state political representatives.
Students of St John’s Orthodox College attend the OXI Day commemorations.