2011 Greek Flag Raising Ceremony
The annual Greek flag raising ceremony was held by the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre at the Luzerne County Courthouse on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:45 A.M. The ceremony commemorated the day of Greek Independence from the Ottoman Turks, March 25, 1821. Among those speaking at the ceremony were Father George Dimopoulos, parish priest; Dr. Aphrodite Togias, parish council president; and Stephen Urban, Luzerne County Commissioner. The ceremony occurred after the Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Holy Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. Photos from the ceremony are below. Click on a photograph to enlarge it.