As we said in the general introduction to the Vlahokerasia Digital Museum (See Home Page), V.D.M. is “an open system that will continue to be supplemented, enriched, expanded and corrected…” The enrichment can be accomplished either by the adding of new materials (e.g. photos, documents, etc.) to the existent subcategories (the flipping books or electronic books) or by the introduction of new-subcategories (new flipping books), i.e. after a more radical restructuring of the V.D.M. Up to now, the more dominant trend is enrichment of the existent subcategories, by adding pages to the flipping books – except for the introduction of the new subcategory, “humorous stories” that was proposed by Anna Martinou, member of the VDM Committee.
We continue the structural enrichment of the V. D. M. with the addition of still another new subcategory (flipping book), “Vlahokerasiotes in the Armed Forces”, following a suggestion by our compatriot George Haritos. This new subcategory will become part of the general menu category, “Beyond Vlahokerasia” and will host materials (CVs, photos, documents, distinctions, video clips, etc.) about Vlahokerasiotes (in Greece and Abroad) who have made a career in the Armed Forces.
During the first phase, the contents of the new electronic book will be mainly comprised of relevant materials that we took from the existent subcategories (“Vlahokerasiotes in the struggles for the mother country’, “Scientists, Letters and the Arts”, ‘Medical Sciences and Applications” and “Politics and Justice”). Specifically, these materials refer to the compatriots, Demosthenis Iliopoulos, Ploutonas Houhoulis, Fotis Papafilippou, Grigoris Davarinos, George Haritos and Efstathios Chronis, whose profile is already posted in one of the preceding flipping books. This list was supplemented by the addition of Alexandros and George K. Tzavellas, based on existent biographical information that we had for their father – the “Doctor-Philosopher” Constantinos Tzavellas.
We realize that the above list of compatriots who have made their career in the military constitute only a small sample of Vlahokerasiotes in the armed forces. Therefore, we invite our compatriots and their friends to contribute to the further enrichment of this flipping book by sending relevant materials to the members of the VDM Committee (CV, photos, distinctions, video-clip, civil service, etc.).
VDM Committee Coordinator
4 May 2019 (Greek page)
30 January 2020 (English page)
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