The Consulate General of Greece and the Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign,
kindly invite you to a public flag raising and star ceremony where we will solemnly commemorate
The 77th Anniversary of OXI (NO) DAY 1940
and the gallantry and sacrifice of more than 34,000 Anzacs who served with distinction in the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign.
Date: Friday, October 27th, 2017 Venue: Northern Steps of the Anzac Memorial Hyde Park South
Time: Ceremony will commence 4pm sharp and conclude 5pm
Keynote Speaker: Mr Brad Manera, Senior Historian | Curator | Anzac Memorial
This is also the last public event of Consul-General Dr Stavros Kyrimis organized by the Consulate of Greece.
THE JOINT COMMITTEE FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE FOR CRETE AND THE GREEK CAMPAIGN
The Joint Committee was formed in the late 1970s by the Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW, the 2/3rd Field Regiment, the 6th Australian Division represented by
Major General Sir Ivan Dougherty, Major General Ian Campbell, Major General Allan Murchison , Steve MacDougal, Bill Jenkins and Lew Lind. Its aim was to commemorate
the Australian campaigns that were fought on the Greek mainland and later on Crete and to honour the Australian soldiers and their Greek allies by keeping their memory alive.
For over 30 years this committee has been hosting a ceremony on the anniversary of these campaigns, held at Martin Place, Sydney, on or around 20th May.