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Greek Evzones Take Part in Anzac Day March in Melbourne

Greek Evzones, members of the Presidential Guard, took part in the Anzac and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Monday at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, hosted by the Victorian Returned Services League. Anzac Day, April 25th, is one of Australia’s...

Why Should Greek Evzones Wear Masks While Standing Guard Alone?

The Evzones, the ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Mansion in Athens, have been wearing masks throughout the Covid pandemic although they stand guard alone -- outdoors. Critics say that Evzones have...

The Presidential Guard: How Evzones Became a Potent Symbol of Greece

The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) started on a day much like this, on December 12, 1868, in the newly established modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized military unit, dubbed Agema...

A Greek Evzone Made in the USA

Greek-American Andreas Holevas may be the only man to obtain a Greek passport just to serve the country of his ancestors as an Evzone.

Greek President Honors Evzone Who Was Made in the USA

The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, honored Greek American Andreas Holevas, who volunteered to serve as an Evzone, at a ceremony in Athens on Tuesday. The 28-year-old wrote a unique chapter in the long history of Greek-Americans by obtaining a Greek...

Greek American Gets Greek Passport to Become An Evzone, Like His Grandfather

A 28-year-old Greek American obtained a Greek passport just to serve the country of his ancestors as an Evzone, a member of the famous Presidential Guard. Andreas Holevas, born and raised in Pennsylvania, said that he wanted to become an...

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...

Evzones March in Adelaide Parade Marking Anzac Day (video)

Twelve soldiers belonging to Greece's Hellenic Presidential Guard took part in an Adelaide parade commemorating Australia's Anzac Day on Thursday. The evzones marched along Australian soldiers in the streets of Adelaide, which was the only Australian city to be graced...

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...