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Silent funeral for a humble man: Manolis Glezos laid to rest

A silent funeral for a humble man. Manolis Glezos was laid to rest Wednesday noon in the A’ Cemetery of Athens in a grave donated by the Athens Municipality to honor the great man.

Due to the lockdown restrictions, only his wife, the couple’s two children and their wives and the four grandchildren were allowed to accompany the great  WWII resistance fighter to his last home.

Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos performed the funeral service in the chapel of the Metropolis and referred to him as a “symbol of Resistance.”

To honor Manolis Glezos, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had ordered the Greek flag on the Acropolis to fly half-mast to show that the country was mourning for the man who took down the Nazi flag in 1941.

98-year-old Manolis Glezos passed away on Monday following a ten-day hospitalization.

His legacy is eternal.

PS No need to say that hadn’t it been for the lockdown restrictions, thousands of people would have accompanied him to his tomb and paid their tribute to a great man.

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