MALEME – commemorative events for 75th Anniversary of Battle of Crete, 22nd May

13:00 – MALEME – GERMAN CEMETERY

_ Memorial service

_ Laying of wreaths

75th Anniversary BATTLE OF CRETE
75th Anniversary BATTLE OF CRETE

Organization: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens

 

18:30 – MALEME AIRFIELDBATTLE OF CRETE MEMORIAL – CLOSING CEREMONY

PART I: War Memorial

_ Memorial service

_ Laying of wreaths

_ Moment of silence in memory of the fallen

_ National anthem

 

PART II: Runway

_ Welcome address by the Vice-Regional Governor of Chania, Apostolos Voulgarakis

_ Welcome address by the Mayor of Chania, Anastasios Vamvoukas

_ Speech by the Mayor of Platanias, Ioannis Malandrakis

_ Welcome address by the Spokesman of the Greek Government

_ Presentation of the 3rd “Battle of Crete” Trophy by the Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade
“V Cretan Division”, Brigadier   Alexandros Alexiou

_ Parachute drop

_ F-16 BLK 52+ demo flight of the 115 Combat Wing

 

Organization: Region of Crete-Regional Unit of Chania – Municipality of Platanias – Municipality of

Chania – 115 Combat Wing – 1st Paratrooper Squadron

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socialising, good books and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and , there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world.But I never lost my love of Crete for a minute. And four years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.