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"Choose 2 Make a Difference"

DGES Europe Flag Project

   

NEW: DGES - European Flag Project Video; Nov. 2012

 "Choose 2 Make a Difference" flag was prepared by the Dorothy Grant Elementary School (DGES) - 4th Grade Class students, Fontana, California on October 22, 2012. 

 

The DGES Teachers, PTA, Volunteers and Students have a lot going on; Garden Project, European Flag Project and DGES Amateur Radio Club in the Class Project.

 

The intent of the flag project is to expose the kids to international geography, learn about different cultures and currency, and experience foreign business travel.  Each day as the flag travels it's journey, people will sign the flag and photos and information will be sent back to the school via email to keep the kids up to date on it's journey.

 

      

 

The flag was prepared for use on a Ham Radio DX-pedition to Europe starting Nov. 7, 2012 and November 14, 2012. The flag will start it's journey in Fontana, CA on Oct. 22, 2012 and travel to Mt. Airy, MD. Then will depart Washington Dullas International Airport in Virginia on the evening of Nov. 6, 2012 and arriving in Paris, France, then to Athens, Greece on Nov. 7, 2012. After a few hours lay over in Athens, the flag will board a flight to Thassaloniki, Greece arriving at 5:00 PM on Nov. 7, 2012. The flag will then be driven by car then boat to the Docheiarious Monastery and Serbian (Hilandariou), Mount Athos, Greece on the morning of Nov. 8, 2012. On Nov. 9, the flag will depart Mt. Athos, Greece via car and will travel to Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia. The flag will depart Belgrade, Serbia on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM headed to Amsterdam, The Netherlands and arriving back at Washington Dullas International Airport in Virginia on the afternoon of Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM. On Nov. 15, the DGES Flag was mailed back to DGES in Fontana, CA via US Postal Service

 

SUMMARY OF EUROPE FLAG TRIP

Details about the Europe Flag trip are posted as the trip stages are completed.

November 6, 2012 - Mt. Airy, New Market and Frederick, Maryland

Ryan (8) and Amanda (6) in Mt. Airy, MD from New Market Elementary School Flag makes it to the PNC Bank in New Market, MD - Becky and Kyle employees at the bank hold the flag Flag makes it to the Jimmy John's in Frederick, MD - AJ the business Owner holds the flag
Maryland State Flag Map of Maryland David with Flag - Back Side at IQRCORP Office - Frederick, Maryland
   
David with Flag - Front Side at IQRCORP Office - Frederick, Maryland TBD TBD

 

November 6, 2012 - Washington Dullas Airport, Virginia

Virginia Photo 01 - Washington Dullas Airport Virginia State Flag Virginia State Map

November 7, 2012 - Charles De GaulIe International Airport Paris, France

Charles De Gaulle International Airport - Paris France Map of France Flag of France
Paris Candy Shop 01 Paris Candy Shop 02 Paris - Air France Counter

November 7, 2012 - Athens, Greece

Olympic Air Counter - Athens, Greece Map of Greece Map of Greece
Athens, Greece - 04 Athens, Greece - 05 Athens, Greece - 06

November 7, 2012 - Thassaloniki, Greece

Airport Customs in Thassaloniki, Greece - Flag Viewing Vangelis (SV2BFN) and Demetrius (SV2GWY) with Flag at the airport in Thassaloniki, Greece Vangelis's (SV2BFN) step son, Michael holds flag
Vangelis (SV2BFN) and David (K3LP) at airport in Thassaloniki, Greece Dinner at SV2BFN's QTH - Vangelis (SV2BFN) with wife, Demetrius (SV2GWY) and David (K3LP) Dinner at SV2BFN's QTH - Vangelis (SV2BFN), Demetrius (SV2GWY) and David (K3LP)
David (K3LP) shopping in Greece because airline left luggage in Pairs, France Group Dinner; Hrane (YT1AD), Paul (N6PSE), Vangelis (SV2BFN, Demetrius (SV2GWY), David (K3LP) and Hrane's friend from University DGES Flag at SV2BFN's QTH

 

November 8-9, 2012 - Docheiarious Monastery and Serbian (Hilandariou), Mount Athos, Greece

Monk Apollo signs the DGES Flag - Technical Operations is his primary responsibility

Map of Mount Athos Map of Mount Athos

David (K3LP) and Monk Apollo (SV2ASP/A) with DGES Flag

Monk Serafeim signs the DGES Flag - Artistic Painting is his primary responsibility Fire Department signs the DGES flag
Police Chief signs the DGES Flag Monk Apollo signs the DGES Flag - Technical Operations is his primary responsibility DGES Flag makes journey via boat
Docheiarious Monastery - Mt. Athos - Entrance Area Mt. Athos Area Docheiarious Monastery - Mt. Athos
Docheiarious Monastery - Mt. Athos Docheiarious Monastery; Guest Conference Area - Mt. Athos Demetrius (SV2GWY) ,Paul (N6PSE), Dragan, and David (K3LP) in Mt. Athos with DGES Flag
Mt. Athos - 10 -David's Mt. Athos approval permit. Mt. Athos - 11 - David (K3LP) with DGES Flag; Departing port on boat for Mt. Athos Mt. Athos - 12 - Departing Boat View
Mt. Athos - 13 David (K3LP), Hrane (YT1AD), Paul (N6PSE) and Demetrius (SV2GWY) in Mt. Athos with DGES Flag Asterios Kartsiotis - Gift Shop Owner in Mt. Athos signs the DGES Flag
Asterios Kartsiotis - Gift Shop Owner in Mt. Athos donates Mt. Athos Video for the DGES Students use -Thank you! Mt. Athos - 15 -Stree View Mt. Athos - 15 - David (K3LP) and Paul (N6PSE) in Mt. Athos
Mt. Athos - 16 -Street Shop David (K3LP), Monk Apollo (SV2ASP/A) and Paul (N6PSE) with DGES Flag David (K3LP), Hrane (YT1AD), Paul (N6PSE) and Demetrius (SV2GWY) in Mt. Athos

November 9-10, 2012 - Macedonia

Macedonia Boarder Crossing Workers at Gas Station in Macedonia sign the DGES Flag - 01 Workers at Gas Station in Macedonia sign the DGES Flag - 02
Workers at Gas Station in Macedonia sign the DGES Flag - 03 Macedonia Flag Macedonia Map

November 10, 2012 - Albania

Albania Border Crossing - 01 Albania Border Crossing - 02 Albania Border Crossing - 03
Albania photos -01 Albania photos -02 Albania photos -03

November 10, 2012 - Montenegro

Montenegro Flag Montenegro - DGES Flag at the Harbor Montenegro - DGES Flag over looking valley
Book Authors; Jerinja Glava -  Daniel Vincek and Professor Dragomir Kicovic sign book for DGES students - Montenegro Daniel Vincek (Book Author), age 87 signs DGES Flag Daniel Vincek (Book Author) and David Collingham hold the DGES Flag
Botanicka Basta - Botanical Garden in Montenegro developed by Daniel Vincek Botanicka Basta - Botanical Garden in Montenegro developed by Daniel Vincek Botanicka Basta - Botanical Garden in Montenegro developed by Daniel Vincek

November 11-14, 2012 - Belgrade, Serbia

Milos M. - 8 years old in Belgrade, Serbia holds the DGES Flag Milos M. - 8 years old in Belgrade, Serbia showing off his World Map Milos M. - 8 years old in Belgrade, Serbia is doing his math home work
Milos M. - 8 years old in Belgrade, Serbia holds the DGES and shows off some of his best toys Milos M. - 8 years old in Belgrade, Serbia signing the DGES Flag Serbia Flag
   
Serbia Map TBD TBD

November 14, 2012 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam international Airport, The Netherlands - 01 Amsterdam international Airport, The Netherlands - 02 Starbucks Coffee - Amsterdam International Airport, The Netherlands - 01 -Employees (?? and Chantal) sign the DGES Flag
Starbucks Coffee - Amsterdam International Airport, The Netherlands - 02 - Chantal signs and shows off the DGES Flag - Great smile! Amsterdam international Airport, The Netherlands - Chris (Dad), Sara, Margarita (Grandmother) and Sanna from Sweden sign and show off the DGES Flag. They were heading to Maryland, USA for 14 day vacation! When departing Belgrade, Serbia, two business men sign & show off the DGES Flag
TBD  
Netherlands Map Netherlands Flag  

November 14, 2012 - Washington Dullas International Airport, Virginia

Virginia State Flag Virginia State Map KLM's Captain for FLT 651, Amsterdam to Washington Dullas, 11/14/12, A330 aircraft signs the DGES Flag - Photo - 01 - Great Flight and wonderful service!
KLM's Co-Pilot for FLT 651, Amsterdam to Washington Dullas, 11/14/12, A330 aircraft signs the DGES Flag - Photo - 02 KLM's Captain & Co-Pilot for FLT 651, Amsterdam to Washington Dullas, 11/14/12, A330 aircraft show off the DGES Flag - Photo - 03 - Great Flight and wonderful service! KLM's plane for FLT 651, Amsterdam to Washington Dullas, 11/14/12, A330 aircraft - Photo - 04
KLM's plane for FLT 651, Amsterdam to Washington Dullas, 11/14/12, A330 aircraft - Photo - 04 Virginia Photo 01 - Washington Dullas Airport; David shows off the DGES Flag Virginia Photo 02 - Washington Dullas Airport

 

 

Other Europe trip information:

Mount Athos - The Holy Monastery of Docheiariou

Mount Athos is an autonomous self-ruled monastic republic in the Chalcidic peninsula in northern Greece. Named after its 2,033-high peak, it extends for 340 square kilometres and it is inhabited by a rapidly growing population of 2,000 Orthodox Christian monks.

Administration

The Holy Mount Athos is an autonomous and self-governed territory of Greece. It occupies the whole of the third peninsula of Halkidiki, about 50 km in length and having a breadth of 8-12 km covering an area of 330 square kilometers. In the centre of the peninsula of Mount Athos rise a long range of hills and mountains, culminating in Mount Athos itself,2,033m above sea level. The boarder of this monastic state, where it meets the rest of Greece, is marked by an imaginary line drawn from Francocastro on the western coast across to Cape Arapis on the opposite coast, passing close it the foothills of the mountain “Megali Vigla” (Megas Zigos). Until the 3rd Century BC, many small Greek towns existed on the peninsula of Athos, principally colonies originating from Chalkida and Eretria. The most important of which were Sani, Ouranoupolis, Thisson, Kleones, Dion, Akrathos and Olofixos. Later, these towns declined or were destroyed.

Today on Mount Athos there are 20 monasteries, 17 of them are Greek: Megistis Lavras, Vatopediou ( Greek Cyprian ), Iviron, Koutloumousiou, Agiou Pavlou, Dionissiou, Xenofontos , Stavronikita, Gregoriou, Konstamonitou, Esfigmenou, Doheariou, Karakalou, Xiropotamou, Pantokratoros, Simonos Petras, Filotheou. One monastery is Russian (Agiou Panteleiminos), one is Serbian (Hilandariou) and one is Bulgarian (Zografou).There are also 14 skites and many kellia, kalives and kathismata.

Mount Athos is governed by the "Holy Community" a council of representatives from the 20 monasteries with the participation of the Greek State through its representative in Karyes, the capitol city. The executive organ of the “Holy Community” is the four-member “Holy Epistasia” headed by the “Protepistate”. Responsibility for spiritual matters comes under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, while matters of public order and safety come under the representative governor of the Greek state

 

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