Friday, April 28, 2017
Today we celebrated Greek Independence Day at the State House. The invocation was offered by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodias. We were greeted by special guest Konstontinos Bakagiannis, Governor of Central Greece, and we gave our appreciation to Ifigenia Kanara, Consul General of Greece in Boston - this was her final visit to the House Chamber for this annual event. We thank her for her service.
A presentation of a proclamation from Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Polito was offered to Milton Athanasopoulos, President of the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England.
Essays from Nikolaos Valayannopoulos and Eleni Georgoutzos of the Greek Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral of Boston School were recited. Ellie Pantekidis from St. Nicholas of Lexington.