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AHEPA Chapter #35 Celebrates Greek Independence Day

NASHUA, NH – The Order of AHEPA Chapter #35 of Nashua celebrated Greek Independence Day, March 25, with a Trisagion at Hellenic Circle, where the Greek immigrants settled when they came to America, the chapter publicist Cosmos E. Marandos shared with The National Herald. Nashua is a diverse community with French, Polish, and Lithuanian sections and each community distinctive in their own culture. Due to urban renewal, these communities have since been reclaimed. A Trisagion was led by Brother George Karakantsas, chaplain of the chapter.

AHEPA Chapter #35 of Nashua, NH, commemorated Greek Independence Day with the Trisagion at Hellenic Circle led by Chapter Chaplain George Karakantas. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA

After the service at Hellenic Circle, the participants went to Nashua City Hall where Mayor James Donchess read a proclamation recognizing Greek Independence Day in Nashua. The Mayor noted how the Greek immigrants settled in Nashua and made great contributions to the building of the Nashua community to what it is today. Chapter President James Floras thanked the mayor and the large contingent of Greek-Americans that gathered for their participation in the ceremony The Greek flag was raised and the Greek National Anthem was sung followed by the Star-Spangled Banner. ZHTO H ELLAS! Long live Greece!

AHEPA Chapter #35 President James Floras, at left, and Nashua Mayor James Donchess at the Greek Independence celebration. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA

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