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AHEPA Family Members Participate at Greek
Independence Events
The AHEPA family celebrated the 196th Anniversary of
Greek Independence at a White House ceremony held March
24, 2017. President Donald J. Trump, White House Chief of
Staff Reince Priebus, White House Director of the Office of
Public Liaison George Sifakis, and His Eminence Archbishop
Demetrios, provided remarks. Vice President Mike Pence also
attended.
"We sincerely thank President Trump for issuing a
Proclamation that calls on the people of the United States
to observe Greek Independence Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities," Supreme President Andrew C.
Zachariades said. "We also commend the president for recognizing Greece's value as a NATO ally, for expressing 'deep
gratitude' for Greece's 'enduring friendship,' and for acknowledging the inspiration America's patriots took from Hellenic
principles and the ancient Greeks."
Supreme President Andrew Zachariades, his wife,
Antoinette; Sons of Pericles Supreme President Nick
Apostolou, Maids of Athena Grand President Tria Charnas,
Supreme Secretary Carl Hollister, Supreme Treasurer Jimmy
Kokotas, Board of Directors Vice Chairman Lee J. Millas,
AHEPA Executive Director Basil Mossaidis, and Daughters of
Penelope Executive Director Elena Saviolakis, represented
the AHEPA family. Many other AHEPA family members were
also in attendance.
"AHEPA treasures the fact that representatives of the
American Hellenic community have been welcome to the
White House since AHEPA's meeting with President Calvin

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Coolidge in 1924," Zachariades added. "This recognition
demonstrates that the Office of the Presidency has valued the
American Hellenic community, its concerns, and its many
contributions to the tapestry that is America since the time
American Hellenes became organized and mobilized through
the vision of AHEPA's Founders."
AHEPA is proud to count Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Harry S. Truman, and Gerald R. Ford as members.

Dinner at Blair House
Supreme President Andrew C. Zachariades attended a
dinner hosted by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus
at the Blair House on the occasion of Greek Independence
and in honor of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, March
23, 2017. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by to address
the guests, which included Greece's Minister of Defense
Panos Kammenos and Cypriot Government Spokesman Nikos
Christodoulides.

Defense Minister Made an Ahepan
AHEPA had a substantive discussion with Greece's Minister
of Defense, Panos Kammenos, March 24, ahead of his meetings in Washington, which included one with Secretary of
Defense James Mattis. Minister Kammenos also became an
AHEPA member, at the invitation of Supreme President
Andrew Zachariades. Executive Director Basil Mossaidis presented the minister with a unique membership pin from the
1920s.

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