Tsipras: Medical Staff Greece’s Modern-Day Heroes on This National Day of Pride

ATHENS — Greek Independence Day, and the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution (1821), "is a day of memory and pride for every Greek in the world," SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday.

"The revolutionary and democratic heritage of 1821 imbued our political institutions, historical conscience and collective memory," Tsipras said in a Facebook message.

In contemporary times, Greece is waging another great battle, with the coronavirus pandemic, Tsipras said, and highlighted the role of modern-day heroes, the doctors and nursing staff "who keep the country standing against the deadly virus," to whom he expressed his solidarity.



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O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

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