NRDC-GR HQ Ceremony to Commemorate the Hellenic National Day

   On Wednesday 03rdof April 2024, an official ceremony for the Hellenic National Day took place in NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Greece (NRDC-GR) HQ, in commemoration of the Hellenic revolution on the 25th of March 1821.

The ceremony was honored with the presence of the Commander of NRDC-GR, Lieutenant General (GRC A) Athanasios GARINIS, Consuls of the participating Nations to the HQ, Commanders and Representatives from NRDC-GR Affiliated Units along with the entire HQ staff. 

The Chief of Staff of NRDC-GR during the speech of the day, provided a brief background of the Greek revolution for independence, which not only resulted in Greece’s regeneration but also inspired other nations to fight for their freedom. Concluding, he highlighted the values and ideals of those who fought back in 1821, pointing out that these are timeless and can be applied even today in the NATO alliance.

After the ceremony, the participants attended a reception at the Officer’s Club of Thessaloniki, where they had the opportunity to enjoy traditional dances performed by the Lyceum Club of Greek Women.