Nine Evzones – the soldiers of the Hellenic Presidential Guard – are visiting Sydney to commemorate Anzac Day.
Released by special permission of the President of Greece, the Evzones visited Adelaide and Sydney to take part in the official ANZAC Day ceremonies, celebrating the role of the soldiers of Greece and Crete, often known as the ‘forgotten ANZACs’.
The Evzones joined the Allied Forces for Sydney's Anzac Day March, and they will form a Guard of Honour at the Martin Place Cenotaph from 1-2 pm on April 28 and 29.
The Presidential Guard is an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Mansion and the gate of Evzones camp in Athens.
The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier.
The students of McCallums Hill PS had an incredible experience by the visit of EVZONES to their school on the 26th of April! They learned about their history, their uniforms and along with other schools they had the opportunity to meet the Presidential Guard and admire their unique presence!
The students of St Euphemia College will also welcome the Hellenic Presidential Guard on the 2nd of May.
For more details on the events the Presidential Guard will be present at please contact the Hellenic Club of Sydney http://www.hellenicclub.net.au/
Exhibition Opening Invitation Friday 21 April
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Sydney, the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney and the Korean Cultural Centre Australia cordially invite you to attend
Opening Night for the exhibition of REMEMBER: Australian and Greek veterans in the Korean war
Opening Night(Invitation Only)
Friday 21 April (18:00-20:00)
Korean Cultural Centre Gallery
(Ground Fl 255 Elizabeth St. Sydney)
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To commemorate Anzac Day, the Korean Cultural Centre Australia presents a specially curated photo exhibition ‘REMEMBER: Australian and Greek Veterans in the Korean war’. Comprising of a diverse range in photographs and documents, this exhibition allows us to remember the valuable sacrifice of both Australian and Greek veterans during the Korean war. Through the lens of Australian and Greek soldiers, the exhibition depicts the youth that fought vigorously for Korea’s freedom through the most arduous of conditions including the harsh weather extremes which they had not experienced before. Personal stories stemming from the wartime and peacetime along with reflections of the soldiers’ experiences are explored.
Moving further from the involvement of Australia, this exhibition also recognises the efforts of Greece as one of the 21 nations which fought under the UN flag in Korea. Many of the Greek veterans who served in the Korean War currently live in Australia, creating a solid connection between not only Korea and Greece but also Greece and Australia. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to gain a better understanding between the three communities.This exhibition has been developed in partnership between the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Sydney
and the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney.
* Some photos provided by the Christian Review.
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