26 November, 2006
Scores of veterans of the national resistance during WWII attended a ceremony at Gorgopotamos, near Lamia, on Sunday, marking the 64th anniversary of the blowing up of the Gorgopotamos Bridge, when rival resistance groups joined forces, along with British commandos, for the operation.
The various events marking National Resistance Day is organized by the national union of veterans of the National Resistance (PEAEA).
Defense Minister Evangelos Meimarakis, who represented the government at a memorial service at the Athens Cathedral on the occasion of the commemoration, noted that "today is a day of reflection and memory." The minister later laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Present at the ceremony at Gorgopotamos were Deputy Interior Minister Athanassios Nakos, ruling ND party secretary Lefteris Zagoritis, main opposition PASOK cadre Rovertos Spyropoulos and Coalition of the Left (Synaspismos) MP Thanassis Leventis.
Source: Athens News Agency