The Ministry of National Defence organizes a ceremony to mark the restoration of Pavlos Melas’ historical residence in Kifissia on Tuesday, October 13th 2020 at 20.30 hours, on the day of the 116th anniversary of the death of the national Hero. The residence has become property of the Ministry of National Defence by donation of Ms. Natalia Ioannidou.
The ceremony will be honoured by the presence of Her Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou and the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, Mr. Konstantinos Tasoulas, Ministers, Members of the Parliament and representatives from the Political and Military Leadership of the Armed Forces, in compliance with the provisions of the National Public Health Organization (EODY) on health protection.
The first steps to restore the residence, based on its original plans, were taken in August 2019, the relevant procedures have been completed and in February, the residence’s restoration works begun.
Melas’ residence will operate as a living history monument, so that younger generations would have the opportunity to get to know the man, the family head, the Cadet, the officer of the Hellenic Army, the heroic warrior of the Macedonian Struggle Pavlos Melas through his personal effects that were donated by his relatives.
For the completion of the project, there has been cooperation by the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Culture and Sports, so that the updated study on the restoration by the non-profit civil partnership of Drama “Kyklops” that sponsored the monument’s restoration works, would be implemented.
The ceremony to mark the restoration of Pavlos Melas’ residence and its operation as a National Monument will be broadcasted online by the MoD’s Directorate of Press and Public Information at www.mod.mil.gr, on the Ministry’s YouTube channel and on social networks. All TV and online media that wish to broadcast the ceremony may request an embed code address.