Celebrating Greek Independence in Hartford

Posted on March 26, 2019 by jencusato


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Hon. Themis Klarides, House Republican Leader Master of Ceremonies for the Connecticut Celebration of Greek Independence

HARTFORD, CT., – Representative Themis Klarides was Master of Ceremonies for the celebration of Greek Independence Day at the State Capitol.

Celebrating the Independence of Greece since 1821, March 25, 2019 was marked with the opening and remarks from Mr. Theodoros Giapoutzis, President Pontos Society, Norwalk, CT., followed by words from Representative Themis Klarides. The American Anthem and Greek Anthem were sung by UCONN/ Paideia Hellenic studies students, along with an invocation by Rev. Fr. Evangelos Evangelidis Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Stamford, CT.  Students from around the state read poetry including students from Saint Barbara’s in Orange, CT.