A funeral service was held yesterday in the village of Marasia, in the northern prefecture of Evros, for 107-year-old Vasiliki Lambidou who is renowned across Greece for her dedication in raising a national flag every day at the border with Turkey for nearly half a century. Lambidou, who died on Sunday, had lived in the same house – located just a few meters from the Greek-Turkish border – since 1962. She was buried with full military honors. Senior military officials who attended the funeral praised Lambidou. “She was a mother to all soldiers, to all Greeks,” said Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Frangos Frangoulis, referring to Lambidou’s insistence on cooking and washing laundry for generations of army conscripts posted at the border.