Annual parade in NY commemorates Independence Day

Hundreds of Greek Americans and guests gathered along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in New York to partake in the annual Greek Independence Day Parade, which commemorates the anniversary of the Greek War of Independence against Ottoman rule.

This year's procession also paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of Turkey's invasion and occupation of Cyprus.

Dozens of diaspora organizations, communities, schools, and associations, accompanied by hundreds of citizens, many dressed in traditional attire and carrying Greek flags, adorned the streets with the colors of blue and white, lending a robust presence to this quintessential event of the Greek diaspora.

The parade was led by two-time Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs Defensive End, George Karlaftis, serving as the Grand Marshal.

Since 1938, this annual gathering has been orchestrated by the Federation of...

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