People from Alexandroupoli now have a “Thracian Hellenism monument”
An opening ceremony and a wreath laying ceremony was held for the Thracians Hellenism monument in Alexandroupoli (Dedağaç) on Sunday, April 17.
It was stated that the monument, located next to the Church of St. Nicholas in Alexandroupoli, was erected as a result of the initiative and work of the Alexandroupolis Metropolitan, Evros (Meriç) Cultural Associations Platform and Meriç (Evros) Retired Officers Association.
Political representatives and citizens of the region attended the opening ceremony held on Sunday, April 17.
The first gate is said to symbolize the Great Exodus, escape, displacement and persecution from their ‘unforgettable homeland.’ It was emphasized that the second gate symbolizes the entrance to Greece and liberation.
It is stated that the black marble corridor, 6 meters long and 2 meters wide, symbolizes the "Black Easter" on the grounds of persecution and ultimately the events on April 6, 1914.