GALATAS- commemorative event for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, 20th May

Programme of the commemorative event on Friday 20th May :

Time: 18:00


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

_ Memorial Service

_ Laying of wreaths

_ Moment of silence in memory of the fallen

_ Ode of Remembrance in memory of the fallen

_ National anthems

_ Welcome address and speech by the Mayor of Chania, Anastasios Vamvoukas

_ Welcome address by the New Zealand Ambassador for Italy and Greece, Patrick Rata

_ Commemorative address by His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable

Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand

_ Hymn by Maori Cultural Group – Au E Ihu Au E Ihu

_ History reading by Major General Peter Kelly, Chief of Army, New Zealand Defence Force

_ Waiata song by Maori Cultural Group – Arohaina Mai

_ Final prayers and blessings

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I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing 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 for Crete for a minute. And seven 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.