The memory of the fighters and the fallen during the Battle of Crete was honoured in Canberra by the Greek community and representatives of Australia, Britain and New Zealand, on the day of the 80th Anniversary of the historic battle.
At the Greek-Australian Memorial in Canberra, a Trisagion was performed by the Very Reverend Archimandrite Prochoros Anastasiadis, Archepiscopal Vicar of Canberra and Tasmania, accompanied by Fr. Petros Kipouros and Fr. Constantinos Kostakos. Present were Mr. George Papakostas, the Greek Ambassador to Australia, the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, Mrs. Martha Mavrommatis, the High Commissioners of Britain and New Zealand, Mr. Less Cook, who had taken part in the Battle of Crete, as well as representatives of the Cypriot Community and other Greek organisations.
After the Trisagio, wreaths were laid at the monument. The Very Rev. Fr. Prochoros laid a wreath on behalf of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia and His Eminence Archbishop Makarios.