Upper Darby, PA – Blue and White flags lined the stage as students recited poem and song about Greek Independence Day. The St. Demetrios Greek school hosted it’s annual Greek school performance in commemoration of liberty from under the Ottoman yoke, as parents, grandparents and friends looked on. The k through 8th grade program completely done in Greek brought a great sense of pride over the family members that snapped up the historic photos.

The flags of the Unites States of America and Greece led the way for the Greek school students who paraded into the the St. Demetrios culture center, where the students split into two groups on both sides of the stage. There, the students dressed in traditional folk attire sang both the Greek and U.S. national anthems before poems about the revolution were recited, one by one. Groups of classes followed, where they shared the duties. Each student participated in a portion of the poems recital. Several theatrical performances recalling moments during the war were also performed. The crowd clapped and cheered as each student beamed following their performance.