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Greek Flag-Raising Ceremony in Philadelphia (Vid & Pics)

PHILADELPHIA – The Greek Flag-Raising Ceremony was held at City Hall in Philadelphia on March 31, ahead of the Greek Independence Parade set for Sunday, April 2.

The members of the Hellenic Presidential Guard, the Evzones, were among those present along with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and many dignitaries who will be participating in the parade such as Ambassador of Greece to the United States and 2023 Eleftheria Medal recipient Alexandra Papadopoulou, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, and Consul of Greece in New York Dimitris Papageorgiou.

Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley President Georgia Chletcos and past president Efstathios Karadonis were among the speakers who addressed the attendees at the event.

His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia at the podium during the Greek flag-raising ceremony in Philadelphia. Photo: Steve Lambrou
Elena Iliadis sang the National Anthems of the U.S. and Greece at the Greek flag-raising ceremony in Philadelphia. Photo: Steve Lambrou
Members of the Pontian Society ‘Akritai’ and His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia at the Greek flag-raising ceremony in Philadelphia. Photo: Steve Lambrou
Georgia Chletcos, Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley President, at the Greek flag-raising ceremony in Philadelphia. Photo: Steve Lambrou
Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley past president Efstathios Karadonis was among the speakers at the Greek flag-raising ceremony in Philadelphia. Photo: Steve Lambrou
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney presents a proclamation to His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia in honor of Greek Independence Day during the flag-raising ceremony in Philadelphia. Photo: Steve Lambrou

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