‘We honour their sacrifices’: Greek officials send messages to mark OXI Day

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Greece’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Andreas Katsaniotis, and Ambassador of Greece to Australia, George Papacostas, have both issued messages today to mark the anniversary of OXI Day on October 28.

In his message, Mr Katsaniotis speaks about how the Greek people said ‘NO’ to an Italian Fascist Invasion in 1940 and “became symbols of heroism and self-sacrifice.”

“October 28th is a day of honour and remembrance for Hellenism,” the Greek Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister added in his message.

“It is the day when unity overcame discord, hope overcame fear. It is the day when a brave battle was fought in favour of the high ideals that the Greeks have bequeathed to humanity.”

READ THE FULL MESSAGE IN GREEK HERE by the Greek Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister.

Next, Ambassador Papacostas stressed in his message the importance of “honouring the sacrifices” of those Greeks who defended the ideals of freedom and democracy during World War II.

“Keeping in mind our ancestors and their sacrifices which helped deliver a free, democratic, prosperous and modern Greece, we celebrate this anniversary on October 28,” the Ambassador said in his message.

READ THE FULL MESSAGE IN GREEK HERE by Greece’s Ambassador in Australia.

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