Η Μέρα της Ανεξαρτησίας
Bicentennial…. a world wide occasion.
Military Parade, Air and Sea.
Τhe Greek sky will be filled with warplanes. It will not only be the American F-16 along with the French Rafale fighters and the talented Greek F-16 and Mirage will do a fly by over the parade., Also included will be the iconic American giant KC-35 refueling plane which is located in Souda. At the same time, all Air Force aircraft will take off from their bases almost simultaneously and will fly honorably over Greek cities. Whilst American, Russian, French and British warships will dock in Greek ports, such a gathering of warships hasn’t been seen here since the Battle of Navarino.
On the ground.
A strong presence of military will be the highlight of the day in a military parade. For the first time, horsemen will also parade, with horses from the Armored Cavalry Directorate. A total of 15 horsemen will parade wearing 1821, Balkan war and World War I and World War II uniforms as well as modern uniforms. They will hold the historic flags from the nation’s struggles.
The French Minister of Defense will represent France as their president, Emanuel Macron can not come due to the coronavirus epidemic.
.According to information so far, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Misustin, the heir to the throne of Great Britain Prince Charles with his wife Camilla, and the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis are expected to stand on the official podium.
Celebrations In Pandemic situations.
It should be noted that the coronavirus pandemic shaped the celebrations to take place in a very different way. Although the whole Military parade will be televised, it breaks out heart that there will be no public presence as was done in years gone by. No school parades will take place marking a noticeable difference in our celebrations. In 2020 due to restrictions parades of any type did not take place at all, so perhaps we can feel a little relief that something is being done during these difficult times. Greece, after all, has done very well compared to other countries in the fight against our invisible enemy, covid-19.