Flag raiser.

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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.

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