Official Schedule of the Commemorative Events in Lemnos 2017

Official Schedule of the Commemorative Events in Lemnos

"Commemoration activities for the Fallen in the Gallipoli Campaign"

April 20th & 21st 2017

Thursday 20 Αpril 2017 in Portianou Village.

16:30 Opening of Historical Information Centre of Portianou from the Lemnos Municipality.

Greetings from Officials with follow

Parallel Action

17:00 Start of the race “ RUN FOR PEACE”( Route : East Mudros Commonwealth War Cemetery – Portianou Commonwealth War Cemetery , 18.500 m)

Portianou Commonwealth War Cemetery

17:30 Arrival of officials

17:40 Memorial Service

18:00 Remembrance Ceremony: “Call to all nurses that participated at the Gallipoli Campaign and laid their bodies at the Lemnian soil.” In cooperation with the Commonwealth War Grave Commission.

18:10 Wreath laying service

18:25 Speech by the Ambassador of Canada H.E Mr. Keith Morrill. Topic: The nurses’ contribution in the WW1.

Parallel Action

18:30 Start of the symbolic race under the name “ WE PARTICIPATE” from the disabled team of the Lemnos Athletic Team (Route: Palaio Pedino Village-Portianou Village ,1000m)

18: 35 Speech by the Chairman of the Greek Red Cross – Department of Lemnos -The Canadian nurses that they buried in the Portianou Commonwealth Cemetery

Walk around the cemetery

18:50 Arrival at the Portianou Cultural Center

(watching of the termination of the race “RUN FOR PEACE” and awards for the winners)

19:30 Performance of the historical film “Anzac Day & Lemnos 100 Years-The Greek perception” by R. General 2stars Mr. Ioanis Kamnis, Vice President of The War Museum

Viewing of film ( lasting 20 min ) directed by Mr. John Korodimos.

Friday 21 Απριλίου 2017 in Mudros.

09:30 Visit at sight at the area where the ENTENTE troops were camp during WW1. (P.Pedino- Mudros)

11:00 Mudros Cultural Center

Welcome greetings from the President of the Mudros Cultural Center, Mrs. Niki Fotiadou.

11:15 Opening of the Historical Exhibition under the name « Greece in the WW1»

Walking tour and presentation of the exhibits, by the Director of the Foundation of the Macedonian War Museum, R. Colonel Mr Vasilio Nikoltsio.

12:00 Visit and tour in the Historical and Nautical Tradition information center, of Lemnos’ Municipality.


12: 20 Wreath laying service at the Mudros commemorative plaque, placed on the harbor, dedicated to the Australian Fallen at the Gallipoli Campaign and the Australian Nurses (Optional)


17:30 End of Official turnout

17:35 Memorial Service

17:50 Wreath laying service

18:00 Greetings from representatives of the Government and local government bodies.

18:20 Greetings of the representatives of the countries involved.

18:45 Music tunes performed by the Music Workshop of Mudros.

19:07 Army trumpet salute.

Tour in the cemetery.

During the days of the Events

The Mudros Cultural Center, The Historical and Nautical Tradition,information Center of Mudros ,The Portianou Cultural Center and the Portianou Tradition and Folklore Museum will be comtinuously open for the public.

The Museums, archaeological sites will also be open fir visitors

Master of ceremonies : Mrs. Nancy Theodoropoulou

Official Schedule of the Commemorative Events in Lemnos 2017