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Greek President Calls Evzones “Custodians of our Historical Memory”

"The Evzones of the Presidential Guard are the custodians of our historical memory," said President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday. Sakellaropoulou spoke during the ceremony celebrating the Patron Saint of the Presidenctial Guard, the modern-day martyr Agios...

Greece Celebrates 152 Years Since Presidential Guard Was Established

The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) started on a day much like this, 152 years ago, in the newly established modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized military unit, dubbed Agema at...

Evzone Featured in Iconic Photo in Historic LIFE Magazine 79 Years Ago

It was mid-December 1940, approximately fifty days after the outbreak of the Greco-Italian war, when the American magazine ''LIFE'' featured a Greek Evzone on its cover. At that time, ''LIFE'' magazine was the leading American publication in photojournalism. At a time...

Proud Evzones Honor Greek Region of Thrace

The Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones, on Tuesday added the region of Thrace's official battle uniform to their range of dress uniforms honoring different parts of the nation for their battles for independence and union with Greece. In a ceremony...

Detachment of Evzones to Mark Anzac Day in Adelaide

A detachment of the Greek Presidential Guard will be in South Australia from April 23-30 to participate in ceremonies marking Anzac Day and take part in Easter Celebrations. Adelaide will have the honor of welcoming the elite members of the...

Father of Dead Greek Evzone Proudly Joins Parade in Athens (video)

The distraught father of the soldier belonging to Greece's Presidential Guard who died in Athens last week marched in a parade dedicated to his memory on Sunday. Christos Thomas, father of 24-year-old Evzone soldier Spiros Thomas, braved the cold to honor...

Soldier From Greece's ''Evzone'' Presidential Guard Dies in Athens

  The Greek Army General Staff (GEETHA) announced on Friday morning that a soldier who was serving in the prestigious Greek Presidential Guard Unit had died on Thursday night. The incident happened while the soldier was in the Guard's barracks in central...

Greece's Presidential Guards Brave the Cold in Athens

Members of the Greek Presidential Guard performed their solemn duty by standing guard, stock-still, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Tuesday as Athens was covered in snow. The Evzones, who have been serving their country as a special presidential guard unit since December...