The 25th of March each year is Greek Independence Day, a date to commemorate the beginning of the War of Greek independence, and to reflect on the battle for liberty from the Ottoman Empire. All across the Inner West, Greek Australians were celebrating this important day, commemorating victory in the War of Greek Independence, and also taking pride in the extraordinary legacy of generations of Greeks to Australian history. The traditions brought to Marrickville and Dulwich hill by Greek migrants continue to thrive in many local institutions like the Greek Orthodox Parish of St Nicholas and the Hellenic Theatre, just to name a few. Last year, the Inner West Council renamed part of Marrickville Road "Little Greece" to acknowledge the contribution of Greek businesses to the area on the 200th anniversary of Greek independence. I especially acknowledge Clr Zoi Tsardoulias, who worked to ensure that the GReek flag is flying on every flagpole down the main street of Marrickville. I stand with the Greek Community this Greek Independence Day, and thank them for their remarkable and ongoing contribution to our multicultural, diverse community.