An Invitation to Massachusetts State House

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Court

Dear Friend,

             One hundred and eighty nine years ago, the people of Greece rose up to proclaim their independence. Brave men and women stood for their values of freedom and democracy, and endured the sacrifice, pain and hardship necessary to defeat oppression and give rise to an independent Greek nation.  On Friday, April 23rd their spirit, and all that has been achieved through that spirit, will be celebrated at the State House.  We are writing to invite you to that celebration.

             This year’s event will begin with a special reception outside the House of Representatives Chamber beginning at 12:30.  During the reception light refreshments will be served and Greek dance troops from around the state will perform a variety of dances.

             Following the reception, a commemoration ceremony will take place in the House Chamber at 1:45pm.  Metropolitan Methodios, Consul General Constantinos Orphanides and many elected officials and dignitaries from Greece will be participating in this year’s ceremony, which has historically involved many of the Commonwealth’s elected officials and leaders of the Greek-American community.

             Your presence at these events is important, and would be most welcomed by all involved.  We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.

 Sincerely,

 

Bruce Tarr
Steven Panagiotako Steven Baddour Joan Menard
State Senarot State Senator State Senator State Senator
Marc Pacheco Brian Joyce Michael Moore Susan Tucker
State Senator State Senator State Senator State Senator
Robert Hedlund Fredrick Berry Harriet Chandler Karen Spilka
State Senator State Senator State Senator State Senator
Mark Falzone Christine Canavan James Miceli Timothy Madden
State Representative State Representative State Representative State Representative
Denise Provost Theodore Speliotis Cheryl Coakley-Rivera Karen Polito
State Representative State Representative State Representative State Representative
Will Brownsberger Susan Gifford Lori Ehrlich Paul Donato
State Representative State Representative State Representative State Representative
Robert DeLeo Ann-Margaret Ferrante Kay Kahn Gloria Fox
State Representative State Representative State Representative State Representative

Timothy Toomey

State Representative