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, 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 six 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.