Freedom! Greek Independence Day

Greek Independence Day on March 25th commemorates the nation’s declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821 after being occupied for 400 years.  These photos were taken today at the Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade in historic Greektown.

Greektown parade 1

Greektown parade 2

Greektown parade 3

Greektown parade 4

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit

Greektown parade 5

Greektown parade 6

Rev. Fr. Stratton Dorozenski of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Troy, MI

Greektown parade 7

The uniform of the Greek Presidential Guard – Evzones

“Until now we would say that the Greeks fight like heroes. From now on we will say that heroes fight like Greeks.” – Winston Churchill