Death of Vasiliki Lambidou

June 19, 2011
Marasia, Greece | Age 107

Greece's centenarian flag-raiser dies at 107
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COSTAS KANTOURIS, The Associated Press

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — For nearly half a century, she raised a Greek flag every day at the border with Turkey — a simple act that elevated her to national status.

A funeral service was held Monday for 107-year-old Vasiliki Lambidou in the village of Marasia, located in the country's remote northeast. She died on Sunday.

Lambidou had lived in the same house a few dozen yards (meters) from the Greek-Turkish border along...

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