Thursday, April 19, 2012
One hundred and ninety one years ago, the people of Greece rose up to proclaim their independence. Brave men and women stood for their values of freedom and democracy, and endured the sacrifice, pain and hardship necessary to defeat oppression and give rise to an independent Greek nation. Tomorrow, April 20th their spirit, and all that has been achieved through that spirit, will be celebrated at the State House.
This year’s event will begin with a special reception in the House Member's Lounge beginning at 12:00pm. Following the reception, a commemoration ceremony will take place in the House Chamber at approximately 1:00pm. Metropolitan Methodios, Consul General Ilias Fotopoulos and many elected officials and dignitaries will also be participating in this year’s ceremony.
Immediately following the celebration, Consul General Fotopoulos will be hosting a reception to all interested guests in honor of Greece’s Independence. Consul General Fotopoulos' office is located at 86 Beacon St. in Boston.
Tomorrow's events are open to the public and your presence would be most welcomed. I sincerely hope that you will be able to join us.