Dodecanese Federation Celebrates 71st Anniversary of Unification (Vid & Pics)

The Dodecanese Federation of Societies celebrated the 71st anniversary of unification with the youth performing dances in traditional traditional costume in Astoria. (Photo: TNH/Kostas Bej)

ASTORIA – The Federation of Dodecanese Societies of America celebrated the 71st Anniversary of Unification with Greece on March 10 at the Saint Demetrios community’s Petros G. Patrides Cultural Center in Astoria. With Greeks from the Dodecanese as well as many other parts of Greece filled the hall, the festive and patriotic event featured keynote speaker His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey who has roots in Kalymnos.

John Sakellis of Kos, former Vice President of the Federation, gave the welcoming …

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