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Thank You, Veterans!
and certificate to ten Ahepans and one Daughters of Penelope
HEPA, through the AHEPA Veterans
member, Dr. Chrystalla Daly. Dr. Daly is the first DOP member
Committee, is committed to helping chapto receive the Medal in District 14. The presenters provided a
ters recognize veterans and active-duty sersynopsis of each veteran's service to the audience.
vice members. Several events were held by
From Long Island to Upstate New York, veterans were
AHEPA districts and chapters to honor and
recognize Veterans for their
service during November 2017.
"We commend our chapters for organizing
tremendous events to honor and to convey our
gratitude to our veterans for their service to
country," Supreme President Carl R. Hollister, a
retired U.S. Army Major with 21 years of active
and reserve service, said.
One of the larger commemorations occurred
in Canonsburg, Pa., where AHEPA Chapter 156,
Canonsburg, hosted a Military Appreciation
dinner for 47 veterans, five of who are at least
90 years of age and served in World War II. Also Chapter 37, Syracuse, N.Y.
honored were 14 widows of deceased veterans
and four members of the community who are
on active duty.
More than 120 persons attended the
Canonsburg chapter's dinner, which was held at
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, November
4, 2017. Public officials in attendance were:
Honorable David Rhome, mayor of Canonsburg;
Judge Brandon Neuman, who is an Ahepan;
and North Strabane Chairman of the Board of
Supervisors Brian Spicer. The Keynote Speaker
was Director of Veterans Affairs for Washington
County Susan Meighen. Director Meighen
outlined the benefits available to living and Socrates Chapter 6, Jacksonville, Fla. at Five S.T.A.R. Veterans Center.
deceased veterans and their families. A question
and answer period followed her presentation.
Supreme Governor Cleon Kordistos also
addressed the audience, announcing a fundraising drive to raise $15,000 for the AHEPA Service
Dogs for Warriors National Project. The appeal
raised $600 immediately.
In Des Moines, Iowa, AHEPA Chapter No.
192 and DOP Zeus Chapter No. 38 held an Oxi
Day event and thought it fitting also to honor
AHEPA family veterans. Grainfield District 14
Governors George Rovolis and Peggy Sperides
presented the AHEPA Medal for Military Service
Veterans honored in Clearwater, Fla.
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