The main objective of the Patriotic Society Distomiton since its inception in 1912 has been to ensure that future generations know of their roots, know of their rich history, and the birthplace of their parents and grandparents, the heroic Distomo. It is imperative that we continue to support and preserve this organization to give our children the tools they need to perpetuate this legacy.
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It is our goal to continue the mission of our predecessors and work with the same zeal and commitment in cultivating the connection to our heritage for generations to come.
'Distomites in America': a book with the '' personal '' stories of Distomites who at various times, from the beginning of the last century until more recently, emigrated to New Epirus - a journey and a life of 'Tricking Circe' '. She wrote it, scouting in memories, paper-documents, testimonies, old photographs, the Distinguished preeminent writer and poet Kati Manolopoulou, completing a cycle that began with her book or large variations."Heat the stones on the slopes of Distomo", which presents the life of the people of Distomo in the 20th century and the "Inferred June" with testimonies and documents on the destruction of the Distomites by the Germans in June 1944.
In the book are mentioned biographical stories of 38 Distomites, while nominal references are made to 47 others without biographies, are presented Certificates of Arrival of other 28 Distomites in Ellis Island, '' the island of tears and fear '' in New York ... Also the names of another 51, the Patriotic Association of Distomo, in Chicago.
A book that concerns every Distant Greek-American who is in the village or the United States, every Distomo family who has or had a relative in the United States, each Distomites, and every Greek citizen in general, who wants to learn another human dimension of the modern social history of the place.
"When I started to deal with the inhabitants of Distomo I did not imagine the extent of the subject, it was later realized to me. Neither that the story of each would be a puzzle that had to match a piece of chunk. An attempt to describe, paint, summarize a person's life is a surprise, and there is always the risk of misinterpretation, "says Manolopoulou.
For anyone who loves people's stories is a nice wandering as if you are a little Columbus who slowly finds out not the great continent but the world of a man, sometimes rich or otherwise poorer, like a music with little
The book "Burning Circe - Distortions in America" was published by Vergina Publishing Houses (Bookstore - Publishing Address: 14-16 Pheidi Street, Athens, Attiki 10678 Greece, Telephone: 2103833725, 2103830663 Fax: 2103847090, http: //www.vergbooks .gr) and in DISTOMO you will find it in the Bookstore ROUSAKI, Tel. 2267022055.
Leonidas Loucas Panourgias
Ioannis Georgiou Kastritis.
Loukas I. Dimakas
Matthew or Manthos Dimakas
Dimitrakis Nikolaou Morogiannis (James N. Morris)
Leonidas Moraigiannis (Louis N. Morris)
Dimitrios Konstantinos Kostagiannis
Nikolaos Konstantinos Kostagiannis
George Cinias (Ceneas)
Alexandros Georgiou Kinias
Plato Kinia (son of Mitsos)
Municipality of Ioannou Prappa
Preparation of Kailis
Ioannis Ioannou Spountouris
Georgios Ioannou Kastritis
Konstantinos Nikolaos Litsos –
Ioannis Georgiou Loukas
Georgios Dimitrios Dimakas.
Ioannis Nikolaou Balagoura
Leonardo Petros Kalegas
Georgios Nikolaou Perganta
Dimitra (Toula) Liaskos – Pergina
Elias (Louie) Yiakos
Giorgos Athanasios Kinias
Serafim Athanasiou Kastritis
Dimitrios Theodossiou Kailis - Assimina Stavrou
Dimitrios Ioannou Castritis-Zelias
Dimitrios Efstathiou Pitsos
Ioannis Themistocles Spountouris
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