Με λίγα λόγια – Γιατί η Μακεδονία είναι Ελλάδα

ΓΙΑΤΙ Η ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΓΙΑΤΙ ΣΥΜΦΩΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΕ ΤΗ ΔΙΑΚΗΡΥΞΗ ΤΩΝ ΒΟΥΛΓΑΡΩΝ ΔΕΝ ΥΠΗΡΧΕ ΟΥΤΕ ΥΠΑΡΧΕΙ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΚΟ ΕΘΝΟΣ.

Ευάγγελος Φυλακτός – [Για το αρχείο σας]

Σε κείμενα των αρχαίων συγγραφέων, Αισχύνη, Αριανού, Ηροδότου, Ησίοδου,Θουκυδίδη, Ισοκράτη, Παυσανία, Πλάτωνα, Πλούταρχου, Πολύβιου, παντού η ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ ταυτίζεται με την Ελλάδα. Οι Μακεδόνες είχαν πάντα τα ίδια, ήθη,έθιμα,θρησκεία και γλώσσα με τους υπολοίπους Έλληνες. Continue reading “Με λίγα λόγια – Γιατί η Μακεδονία είναι Ελλάδα”

Unique monument at the heart of Thessaloniki

A strange secret, a unique monument lies at the heart of Thessaloniki at the Square Antigonidon. Behind the construction metal fences on the northeast side of the square is a unique treasure, which was well hidden for centuries. The uniquely beautiful temple of the goddess Aphrodite was erected in the square of the Sacreds in the area which is now the square of Antigonidon. The discovery from the 6th century BC was carried to Thessaloniki by King Aineias (Founder of the city of Aineia). Today this location is the suburbs of the city of Michaniona. Continue reading “Unique monument at the heart of Thessaloniki”

Visit to Athens War Museum

A delegation from Thessaloniki Association “The White Tower” committee has visited the Athens War Museum on July 25th, 2015. These were the President, Mr Paul Mavroudis and his wife Toula, together with the Vice-President Christina Despoteris.

Thessaloniki Association Committee members had a very fruitful discussion with the Director of the Museum, Brigadier General Panayiotis Kaperonis. He then gave them a guided tour of the Museum.

Here we have some photos from the visit.

war memorial athens

Ομάδα του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου της Ένωσης Θεσσαλονικέων, αποτελούμενη από τον Πρόεδρο κ. Π. Μαυρουδή και τη σύζυγό του Τούλα, καθώς και την Αντιπρόεδρο κ. Χριστίνα Δεσποτέρη επισκέφτηκαν στις 25 Ιουλίου 2015 το Πολεμικό Μουσείο στην Αθήνα και συναντήθηκαν με τον Tαξίαρχο Παναγιώτη Καπερόνη. Ο Ταξίαρχος τους έκανε προσωπική περιοδία στο Μουσείο και τους ευχαρίστησε για την επίσκεψη.

Πιο πάνω έχουμε μερικές φωτογραφίες από την επίσκεψη αυτή.

 

The Lemnos Connection to ANZAC

From left to right - Lee Tarlamis President, Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Christina Despoteris, Vice President, Thessaloniki Association 'The White Tower', Panos Kammenos Minister of National Defence, John Pandazopoulos President, World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association, General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chief of National Defence
From left to right – Lee Tarlamis President, Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Christina Despoteris, Vice President, Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’, Panos Kammenos Minister of National Defence, John Pandazopoulos President, World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association, General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chief of National Defence

 

The Anzac events on both Lemnos and Athens were all very well attended

There were commemorative services at both Portianou Military Cemetery and East Moudros Cemetery.

From left to right - Christina Despoteris, Vice President, Thessaloniki Association 'The White Tower', Athina Roussi, Lee Tarlamis President, Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Representing the Victorian Parliament
From left to right – Christina Despoteris, Vice President, Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’, Athina Roussi, Lee Tarlamis President, Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, Representing the Victorian Parliament

Various events were organised around the island including a key note address by Jim Claven and the Lemnos Gallipoli Photographic Exhibition. A highlight of the activities was the visit to Lemnos by the HMAS Success, an Australian ship. Christina Despoteris, Vice-President, represented the Thessaloniki Association and laid a wreath at the memorial at Moudros Habour on 20 April.

From left to right - Lee Tarlamis President, Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Christina Despoteris, Vice President Thessaloniki Association 'The White Tower', The Hon Richard Dalla Riva MP, Representing the Victorian Parliament, John Pandazopoulos President, World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association
From left to right – Lee Tarlamis President, Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Christina Despoteris, Vice President Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’, The Hon Richard Dalla Riva MP, Representing the Victorian Parliament, John Pandazopoulos President, World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association

The Lemnos Connection to Anzac” an event organised by the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee on Anzac Day in Athens at the War Museum was a great success.. It was the first time that such an event was held in Athens. The auditorium of the museum was a sea of colour with representatives of the HMAS Success, representatives of the various military academies and of course many members of the public as well as the following official guests:

  • Mr Nikolaos Toskas, Deputy Minister of National Defence
  • His Excellency the Australain Ambassador, Mr John Griffin
  • His Excellency the British Ambassador, Mr John Kittmer
  • Mr Costas Cotsilinis, Honorary Consul General of New Zealand
  • Ms Julie Croteau, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Canada
  • Representatives of the Chiefs of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff –
    ΓΕΕΘΑ, ΓΕΣ, ΓΕΝ, ΓΕΑ and the Hellenic Police
  • Bronwyn Halfpenny MP and The Hon Richard Dalla Riva MP
    Representing the Victorian Parliament
  • John Pandazopoulos, President, World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association
  • Captain Justin Jones and Officers and Sailors of Ship’s Company, HMAS Success
  • Brigadier General Panayiotis Kaperonis, Director, War Museum of Athens
  • Vice Admiral Alexandros Theodosiou, Former Deputy Chief of Defence

 

unna1Christina Despoteris was the host for the evening. Mr Nikolaos Toskas, Deputy Minister of Defence addressed the audience, followed by His Excellency the Australian Ambassador Mr John Griffin.
Mr Lee Tarlamis then welcomed guests and spoke about the LGCC and this was followed by the screening of a new documentary produced by Yiannis Korodimou the Manager of Cinema Archive of the museum especially for this event. The key note address was then given by Mr Jim Claven.
The event concluded with some presentations.

Lemnos Connection to ANZAC