Greeks must not allow themselves to be trapped in a glorious past but act to bring about a new start for Greece, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday while attending events in Rethymno, Crete celebrating the start of Greece’s 1821 war of independence.
“Today, precisely 196 years ago, Greeks began a difficult struggle for freedom, independence and justice. Today, we honour their memory and take strength from their example. We are not, however, trapped only in a glorious past. We are well aware that it is the obligation of our generation to successfully bring about a new national start. With unity, concord and absolute respect for the values of our ancestors, the values of our nation,” he said.