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"Maybe our foremothers and forefathers all came to this great land in
different ships, but we are all in the same boat now."
-U.S. Rep. John Lewis, quoting Philip Randolph, organizer of the 1963 March on Washington

At Left: Congressman Lewis delivers acceptance remarks. Top Right: Past Supreme President James receives the AHEPA Lifetime Achievement
Award. Right: Brother Vlassopoulos raises awareness about the need to support the participation of Greek representatives to the 2015 World
Police and Fire Games held in Fairfax, Va.

Due to votes in congress, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) and
AHEPA Executive Director Basil Mossaidis shared duties as the
master of ceremonies. Banquet Chairman Andy Zachariades,
supreme secretary, welcomed the audience. His Eminence
Archbishop Demetrios provided the Invocation and Benediction.
The guests were treated to patriotic music from "The
President's Own" United States Marine Corps Band under the
direction of MSgt Duane F. King, which also performed the
Star-Spangled Banner. The United States Marine Corps Color

Guard presented the Colors.
Several dignitaries attended the banquet, including members of Congress. Among the dignitaries were: Ambassador
of Greece to the U.S. Christos Panagopoulos and Ambassador
of Cyprus to the U.S. George Chacalli, both of who offered
greetings; U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), ranking member, Committee on the Budget; U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL);
U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL); former U.S. Rep. Zack Space; and
George A. Kalogridis, president, Walt Disney World Resort.

From left to right: Ambassador Kaskarelis accepts the AHEPA Archbishop Iakovos Humanitarian Award on behalf of the Stavros Niarchos
Foundation; Ambassador Kounalakis receives the DOP Civic Responsibility Award; and Master of Ceremonies Congresswoman Titus.

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