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Mar 25 2015

Hellenic National Day celebrated at NRDC-ITA

Solbiate Olona, 25 March 2015 - Members from twelve different Nations came together to celebrate Hellenic National Day, at “Ugo Mara” Barracks. The event commemorated two important events in the Hellenic-Orthodox calendar: the announcement to Virgin Mary that she would become the mother of Jesus, and the anniversary of the 25 March 1821 revolution.

The NRDC-ITA Hellenic Contingent Brigadier General IIias Spanopoulos led the celebrations from the Hellenic Contingent, with guests from the Hellenic Consul and NRDC-ITA senior staff, including Deputy Commander, Major General Sir George Norton, and Lieutenant General Riccardo Marchio'. Hellenic National Day, also known as Greek Independence Day, is a national holiday celebrated in Greece on 25 March. The Greek revolution ended in 1829 with the establishment of an independent Greek state.

The Commander of the NRDC-ITA, Lieutenant General Riccardo Marchio', emphasized the importance of the celebrated this event throughout the world.

Story by NRDC Public Affairs Office


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