Konstantinos_Koukidis_monument The Germans reached the Acropolis on April 27 1941. They ordered the flag guard, Evzone Konstandinos Koukidis, to retire the Greek flag. The Greek soldier obeyed, but when he was done, he wrapped himself in the flag and threw himself off of the plateau where he met death. The plaque in memory of this guard was raised underneath the Acropolis. http://fotios.org/node/2199
Another accomplishment of the Greek America Foundation... Transforming the Happiest place on earth Greek for an entire weekend where hundreds of thousands of people experienced Greek food, culture, music and dance. And yes... Mickey the Evzone. Epic and historic.
--- FLERIA MARKET --- The Evzones is a special unit of the Hellenic Army, also known as Tsoliades, who guard the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Hellenic Parliament and the Presidential Mansion. Greece inspires... Handmade collage. #Athens #Greece# www.fleria.gr/category/our-story/