GreekNavy Vessels Visit Boston

Two vessels of the Greek Navy, the H.S. AEGEAN and the H.S. PROMETHEUS, are paying an official visit to the City of Boston between July 27 and August 2, 2006. The visit is part of the training program of Greek Navy Cadets and the ships are anchored in Charlestown Navy Yard, Pier 1 and 4 respectively, near the USS Constitution.

On Saturday, July 29th, at 6:00 p.m., a Wreath Ceremony was held at the Korean War Monument in Charlestown to pay tribute to the men and women of the Greek and the United States Armed Forces who served side by side in defending freedom and democracy in Korea and other places in the world. Consul General Hon. Constantinos Orphanides and the Commanding Officers of the HS Aegean and Prometheus set wreaths on behalf of the GreekGovernment, joined by representatives of the USNavy and Coast Guard, set wreaths at the war monuments On behalf of the Greek Government.

At 8:00pm, aboard the HSPrometheus, a special reception was hosted by Consul General Hon.Orphanides and the Commanding Officers of the Greek Navy vessels
to which local dignitaries and veterans were invited.

On Sunday, July 30th, Officers and Crew Members of the two ships attended church services at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral presided by H.E. Metropolitan Methodios.

(Posting date 30 July 2006

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