On Saturday, December 8, 2012 in the hall of the Spiritual Center of our city, in the presence of Military and Political Authorities, clergy and crowd, a festive event was held for the 100th anniversary of the 1912-1913 Balkan Wars and the victorious naval battles of the Navy.
The event featured a documentary entitled “Balkan Wars 1912-1913. The main speaker was the Vice Admiral Ioannis Paloubis Η.Ν. (ret.). Also, Mr. Ioannis Mazarakis – Ainian, General Secretary of the National Historical Museum of Greece, was honored for his contribution to the Naval Museum of Crete and Mr. Kostas Tzortzakis for his great donation, Venetian heritage, with enough archival material.
Then, from the Navy, through the Fleet Commander Konstantinos Mazarakis – Ainian, the sword of Officer from the 1912 – 1913 fights was donated to the Naval Museum of Crete.
The beautiful night was completed with a musical journey from the Band of the Navy, in which conductor is the commander Georgios Tsilibaris. Evdokia Moisidou (soprano), Theodoros Birakos (baritone) and Stavros Salampassopoulos (tenor) sang.