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Greek Flag Raised at City Hall in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – The sun was shining brightly as the Greek flag was raised at City Hall in Philadelphia on March 18, ahead of the Greek Independence Parade on March 20. Among those present were His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Consul General Konstantinos Koutras, 2022 Grand Marshal Honorary Consul General of Panama in Philadelphia Georgia Athanasopoulos, this year’s Eleftheria Award recipient George Horiates, Philadelphia Federation President Dimitris Rozanitis, the Pontian Society of Philadelphia Akritai, clergy and members of the community among many others.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and members of the clergy at the raising of the Greek flag in Philadelphia on March 18. Photo: Steve Lambrou
The Pontian Society of Philadelphia Akritai and the Evzones at the Greek flag-raising ceremony in Philadelphia on March 18. Photo: Steve Lambrou
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and Consul General Konstantinos Koutras with the Pontian Society of Philadelphia Akritai at the flag raising ceremony in Philadelphia on March 18 in honor of Greek Independence Day. Photo: Steve Lambrou
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros at the flag raising ceremony in Philadelphia on March 18 in honor of Greek Independence Day. Photo: Steve Lambrou
Left to right: George Horiates, Dimitris Rozanitis, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, City representative Sheila Hess, 2022 Grand Marshal Honorary Consul General of Panama in Philadelphia Georgia Athanasopoulos, and Consul General Konstantinos Koutras. Photo: Steve Lambrou
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros received a proclamation at the flag raising ceremony in Philadelphia on March 18 in honor of Greek Independence Day. Photo: Steve Lambrou
The Evzones, the Greek Presidential Guard, in Philadelphia at the flag-raising ceremony at City Hall on March 18 ahead of the Greek Independence Parade on March 20. Photo: Steve Lambrou
Consul General of Greece in New York Konstantinos Koutras at the flag-raising ceremony in Philadelphia. Photo: Steve Lambrou
The Greek flag was raised in Philadelphia in honor of Greek Independence in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, George Horiates, Georgia Athanasopoulos, and the Evzones. Photo: Steve Lambrou

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