Athens, May 23, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
With a memory ceremony at the historical Maleme airport fell last night in Chania the curtain of the commemorative events for the 75 years of the Battle of Crete.
The government was represented in the events by State Undersecretary Terrence Kouik, who in a brief address noted in particular that, “everyone together now we celebrate the power of solidarity and togetherness, the power of freedom and determination and above all the friendship of brother peoples, especially in these ambiguous and stormy days, not only our country but the whole planet”.
Also present were high-ranking officials from Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, representatives of local authorities and many citizens.
To the events of that time mentioned in his speech the mayor of Platania, while greetings were delivered by deputy prefect Apostolos Voulgarakis and the Mayor of Chania Tasos Vamvoukas.
The ceremony included a memorial service and wreath laying.
As part of the same event was the presentation of the 3rd trophy of the Battle of Crete, which was received by those who excelled, of the 33 men and women of the armed forces, who with full gear crossed over three days a distance from the regional modules of Heracleon, Rethymnon and Chania to be in Maleme airport on Sundeay.
Follow that there was an aircraft display of F 16, which belonged to the team “Zeus” of the 115 combat wing based in Chania, and due to the wind the planned parachute flights was not carried out.