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On this day, May 14: Our Lady of Rho is buried with honors of a national heroine

On this day 42 years ago, on May 13, 1982, Despina Achladioti, better known as the Lady of Ro, was buried with national heroine honors in Kastellorizo. Her life on the barren island of Rho, near Kastellorizo ​​and opposite the Turkish coast, was synonymous with bravery, devotion and endurance. For 40 years, with unparalleled consistency and courage, she raised the Greek flag every morning, confirming the nationality of her country and sending a strong message to passing ships and to the whole world. Despina Achladioti, born in 1890, became a living symbol of Greek identity at a time when the region was under constant geopolitical tension. With the Greek flag as a beacon in her life, Our Lady of Rho faced countless hardships with dignity and pride. Her funeral event turned into a national event, highlighting the weight of her legacy on the Greek nation and leaving an indelible mark on the history of Greece. Osa died […]
Source: News Beast

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