In a warm and relaxed atmosphere, the Greek National Guard visited the offices of PRONIA in Brunswick on Tuesday 26 April. They were greeted by PRONIA’s President, Ms Kris Pavlidis, PRONIA’s patron Hon.
Justice Emil Kyrou, Mrs Angela Ouroumis, the CEO Mrs Tina Douvos-Stathopoulos, management, staff as well as all the elderly who participate in the Daily Planned Activity Groups that PRONIA runs in Brunswick.
The two hour visit of the presidential guard included a guided tour of the premises, short speeches and lunch.
The joy and excitement that the visit gave to the elderly and to the staff was indescribable. The Greek National Guard first visited the elderly who welcomed them with great enthusiasm but also with many questions about the symbolism of their uniform and their tenure as ‘evzones’.
Major Vasileios Sakellaropoulos presented a short video about the life and training of the National Guard while other members of the guard explained about their uniform and its symbolism. Everyone present had the opportunity to chat and to take photos with the ‘evzones’.
During the lunch that was organized in their honor, President Ms. Kris Pavlidis talked about the significance of their visit during PRONIA’s 50th year Anniversary. “It is our great honor and pleasure to welcome you to our offices and especially this year as we celebrate fifty years since the founding of the organization. We would also like to thank the Chairman of the Victoria National Anniversary committee, Mr. Antonios Tsourdalakis, and Mr. Peter Andrianopoulos from PRONIA, who organised this visit and for their continuous work for the good of the Greek community”.
Lastly, a commemorative plaque was presented to the official party of the Greek National Guard for their visit at PRONIA during the celebratory 50th year anniversary.
*All photos by The Greek Herald / Argyro Vourdoumpa.