74th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

This year the Battle of Crete Commemorations take place between Tuesday 19 May and Sunday 24 May 2015.

TUESDAY 19 May 2015
19.00hrs Nea Hora Harbour- memorial service, laying of wreaths

WEDNESDAY 20 May 2015
11.00 hrs KolymbariVth Cretan Division –  Army Cadets Memorial- memorial service, laying of wreaths (organization: V Cretan Division & Municipality of Platanias)

THURSDAY 21 MAY 2015
11:00hrs   Alikianos: Municipality of Platanias – Keriti Memorial- memorial service,  laying of wreaths (organization: Regional Unit of Chania & Municipality of Platanias)
19:30 hrs   Galatas: Municipality of Chania – Greek-New Zealand Memorial- memorial service, laying of wreaths (organization: Regional Unit of Chania & Municipality of Chania)

FRIDAY 22 MAY 2015
11:00 hrs   Holy  Metropolitan Church of ChaniaOfficial doxology (organization: Ηoly Metropolitan Church of Kydonias & Apokoronas, Regional Unit of Chania & Municipality of Chania)
11:30 hrs  Firka FortressOfficial flag hoisting (organization: Regional Unit of Chania & Municipality of Chania)
-Visit to the Naval Museum of Crete: presentation of new exhibits

SATURDAY 23 MAY 2015
18:00hrs   Allied War Cemetery – Souda Bay:- memorial service, laying of wreaths (organization: British Embassy)

SUNDAY 24 MAY 2015
13.00hrs  German Cemetery at Maleme- memorial service, laying of wreaths (organization: German Embassy)
19.00hrs  Maleme Airport: Battle of Crete Memorial- arrival of military running competition “1st Trophy 1941 Battle of Crete”- memorial service, laying of wreaths (organization: Regional Unit of Chania, Municipality of Chania, Municipality of Platanias, 5th Cretan Division )

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