21 Απρ Civil Memorial Service of Eleftherios & Sophocles Venizelos.
18 Μαρτίου, 2006
The annual memorial service of Eleftherios and Sophocles Venizelos was held on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 in Profitis Ilias, Hania (Venizelos' Tombs).
The speaker of the memorial service, organised by the Municipality of Chania and the Foundation, was the President of the Council of State, Georgios Panagiotopoulos.
The event consisted of two parts:
The first part started with the established ceremony at Venizelos' Tombs. Short speeches were given by the Mayor of Hania Kiriakos Virvidakis and the Foundation Chairman, Metropolitan of Kisamos and Selino, Irineos Galanakis followed by the speech by Mr Panagiotopoulos.
In the second part (7th Lyceum of Hania), Eleftherios Venizelos, Nikitas Venizelos, Pavlos Laskaris, Grigorios Papadogiorgakis and Despina Laskari-Gripari, descended from Sophocles Venizelos were acclaimed honorary presidents, grand enefactors and associates of the Foundation.
The event closed with the "Ode to Eleftherios Venizelos", a cantata for choir and orchestra, with the poetry of K. Palamas, G. Stratigis, I. Konstantinidis, M. Malakasis and music by G. Mentzelopoulos, with the participation of the Choir of Chania (produced by the National Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos”, Sponsor: Association “Freinds of the National Research Foundation 'Eleftherios K. Venizelos'").