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.