The annual Greek Independence Day Parade, March Photo by Ioanna Demopoulou.
Greek national heroes and martyrs in the War of Independence of 1821 against the Turks and the Ottoman Empire.
The nine stripes are represent the letters of the word "freedom" (Greek: Ελευθερία). White for Freedom and Blue for the Greek Blue Sky. The cross on the left is the sympol for the Eastern Orthodox Christianity.