Golden Olive Branch Wreaths Traditionally Reserved for Boston Marathon's Top Finishers Unveiled at State House Ceremony

Golden Boston Marathon Wreaths Unveiled at State House Ceremony: Earlier this evening, Thursday, April 12, 2018, inside the Great Hall at the State House, members of the Greek Consulate gathered to celebrate and unveil the golden wreaths which will be awarded to the winners of this year’s Boston Marathon, the oldest marathon in the country. Additionally, Boston’s Consul General of Greece, Stratos Efthymiou, honored and recognized Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and the men and women of the BPD for their longstanding commitment to protect, serve and safeguard one of the greatest marathons in the country. As a show of their appreciation and gratitude, the Consul General presented Commissioner Evans with a single golden olive branch identical to those used to assemble the golden wreaths which will adorn the heads of those who finish first at the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon.

Said Commissioner Evans, “I know I speak for all of my officers when I say we take great pride in safeguarding this great race. To everybody running this year’s marathon, all of us here at the BPD hope you have a great run and we’ll be looking forward to seeing you at the finish line.”