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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...

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...

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...

Proud Grandparents Accompany Evzone Grandson on Duty

Photos of an elderly couple sitting near, and standing next to, a Presidential Guard soldier (Evzone) outside the Greek parliament building have gone viral. The photographs depict the proud grandparents of the evzone Presidential Guard soldier who just wanted to keep...