Xanthi honored the National Resistance against Nazism and fascism
In particular, on Monday 9th May, wreaths were laid at the Hero of the city with the participation of representatives of the army, the port, the police, the fire brigade and the municipality.
In a climate of respect followed the wreath-laying ceremony by the city authorities in memory of the victims of the War who with their blood "sealed" the history of the liberation struggle.
The Identity of the Day
Greece paid a heavy blood tax in World War II, both during the military operations in Epirus, Macedonia and Crete, and during the four-year occupation. The Greek people gave the signal of resistance to the Nazi and fascist forces. Greece was the only country to face the armies of four different countries, Romania, Italy, Germany and Bulgaria. It was the only country that resisted for 219 days. The day of the end of the Second World War is the occasion to pay tribute to the Greeks who fought against the conquerors and sacrificed themselves in the national struggles. This day is a day of remembrance for all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of all peoples. Millions of people lost their lives on the altar of freedom. Today, with the laying of wreaths, we honor all these dead. Honor and glory to those who gave their lives for peace and democracy.
Wreath was laid by:
KINAL MP Baran Burhan, SYRIZA MP Zeybek Huseyin, General-Commander of the 4th Army Corps, Lieutenant General, Ioannis Tsioplos, Mayor of Xanthi, Manolis Tsepelis, Deputy Regional Governor of Xanthi, Konstantinos Kourtidis, On behalf of the Police Director of Xanthi, Porto Porto Lagos-Lieutenant Commander of the Coast Guard, Evangelos Sakkopoulos, On behalf of the Commander of the Fire Services of the Prefecture of Xanthi, President of the Association of Retired Officers, Union of Retired Security Forces, Demosthenes Dimaras, Association of Reserve Officers of Xanthi Chryssa Kiatipi.