"Hail, Oh Hail, Liberty"
To all Members of the Greek Community, Friends and Supporters:
With deep sensitivity and ethnic pride, we invite you to attend our Greek Parade in Chicago and celebrate March 25th - the 192nd Anniversary of Greek Independence Day.
The Parade is organized by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Illinois "ENOSIS" to remember and recognize a most important moment in the history of the Greek Nation, and to honor the heroes of the 1821 revolution, who sacrificed their lives to secure Liberty for their descendents.
The Parade will take place on April 14, 2013, on Halsted Street, between Monroe and Van Buren Streets, in the heart of Greek town. A number of public officials, Church Hierarchs, and leaders of the Greek American Community will participate. Many local associations and church communities, as well as the parochial and private schools of the Chicagoland area and neighboring states will march in the parade. Additionally, over 40 parade floats, together with a number of marching bands and the Hellenic American Police Association will make the Parade interesting and exciting to watch. Most impressive however, will be the Evzones coming to us all the way from Boston, known for their spectacular appearance and resonant gait. They always fill our chests with pride.
The Greek Parade in Chicago is indeed the most significant of all events celebrating the Anniversary of Greek Independence Day. This commemoration provides us all with a unique opportunity to feel proud of our roots and remind our fellow citizens the greatness of Liberty gained by the bravery, heroism and sacrifice of our ancestors.
We are hoping for a sunny and beautiful day. The Parade will start at 2:30pm sharp at the corner of Halsted and Randolph Streets. Let's all be there.
With patriotic regards,