Evzones welcomed to Western Australia for the first time

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Greece’s Presidential Guard was warmly welcomed to Perth in Western Australia on Wednesday for their first ever visit to the state.

The Evzones’ first day in Perth was jam-packed with a number of events to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of Greece’s National Day (OXI Day).

In the morning, the Evzones participated in an OXI Day assembly at St Andrew’s Grammar School. The assembly was themed around the topic of ‘Peace and Unity’ and included a detailed presentation about the history, mission and uniform of the Evzones.

Assembly at St Andrew’s Grammar School. All photos: Consulate of Greece in Perth, Facebook page.

From there, the Evzones paid a visit to the aged care facility of the Hellenic Community of Western Australia Inc in Dianella. The staff and residents were overjoyed to see Greece’s Presidential Guard.

Visit to the aged care facility of the Hellenic Community of Western Australia Inc in Dianella. Photo: Consulate of Greece in Perth, Facebook page.

The Evzones completed their first day in Perth with a visit to the offices of the Archdiocesan District of Perth and St Basil’s Aged Care Day Centre. They were welcomed by His Grace Elpidios of Kyaneon and gave another presentation at the Day Care Centre.

The Evzones will be in Perth until Monday, November 7 before they return home to Greece.

The public’s next chance to see them up close will be on Friday, November 4 at 12pm for a procession on St Georges Terrace, from the Consulate of Greece in Perth, followed by a flag-raising ceremony in front of the Council House.

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