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AHEPA presentation of 159,000 Euro for the completion of a burn unit at
is always present in the fair struggles of Hellenism. We know we
can count on you, and you know you can count on us. "
In a reference to how many were surprised with how Greece
has handled the pandemic, Prime Minister Mitsotakis added
he wanted to take the opportunity " to pay tribute and dedicate
this special award to our nurses and doctors in the Greek Health
System who have worked very hard and relentlessly to tackle
this invisible enemy. "
Former Greek Deputy Foreign Minister for Greeks Abroad and
Publisher of the Ethnikos Kyrikas/The National Herald Antonis
Diamataris introduced the prime minister.
In his acceptance remarks, President Anastasiades stated, " I
consider this honor, which I humbly accept with sincere gratitude,
as an honor to the country and the people that I represent
and as the genuine appreciation to the long-standing struggles of
Cypriot Hellenism for freedom, justice and independence. "
He added, " Today's honor is of the greatest value if one considers
that is awarded by an Association which has been successfully
promoting and defending the ideals, values and principles
of Hellenism for almost a century. Since its establishment in
1922, AHEPA grew over the years from strength to strength and
has not only tirelessly preserved the Greek language, identity and
cultural heritage in the United States of America but has managed
to develop a truly inspiring charitable and humanitarian work
which has led to a contribution of over one billion US dollars
to worthy causes. At the same time, AHEPA has assumed a key
role in advancing the strategic partnership between Greece and
Cyprus with the United States. "
PSEKA President, Ahepan, and 2019 AHEPA Socrates Award
recipient Philip Christopher introduced President Anastasiades.
In response, Supreme President George G. Horiates spoke
about the wonderment of what the Greeks have accomplished,
overcoming the forces of darkness to become the beacon of light
for Western Civilization and that they journey to promote and
safeguard Hellenic ideals continues.
" We are here to continue our Journey to Ithaka, " he said. " We
are here in our collective Odyssey. This spectacular convention is
not only a celebration of rising above 200 years ago, and tonight
is not only a celebration of the world's greatest nations uniting in
common cause against darkness. The AHEPA Greek Bicentennial
celebration is a reminder that our journey to Ithaka, our Odyssey,
is just beginning. Freedom, Democracy, Liberty. These are not
guarantees. They are earned every day. "
California Lt. Governor and former U.S. Ambassador to
Hungary Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, a member of the
Daughters of Penelope; U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey
Pyatt, and Daughters of Penelope
Grand President Celia Kachmarski,
also provided remarks.
Special video presentations
were made by His Eminence
America, President of the Hellenic
Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou,
and Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla,
who received the AHEPA Academy
of Achievement Award.
Supreme President George G.
Horiates presented two natural
disaster relief donations: 159,000 Euro to Evangelismos Hospital
AHEPA Wing for the completion of a burn unit and $50,000 to
help restore a park that was devastated by the California wildfires.
Lt. Governor Kounalakis accepted the latter donation.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees Nicholas A. Karacostas
served as the Master of Ceremonies.
California Lt. Governor
Kounalakis addresses the
AHEPA Panel Brings Greek, Cypriot FMs and American
Jewish Leaders Together
AHEPA held a panel discussion on trilateral relations in the
Eastern Mediterranean that brought together the foreign ministers
of Greece and Cyprus as well as leaders of the American
Jewish and Hellenic American communities, July 29, 2021.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias discussed Greece's
aims to encourage and promote multilateral cooperation and
joint action in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Foreign Minister Dendias also conveyed appreciation for
being presented with the AHEPA Pericles Award.
Cypriot Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides discussed the
Republic of Cyprus's role in strengthening the trilateral relationship
between Cyprus, Greece and Israel and growing " microlateralism "
with other nations.
Then Supreme President Horiates and then-Supreme Treasurer
Tsivikos presented Foreign Minister Christodoulides with the
AHEPA Pericles Award. The foreign minister expressed his gratitude
to AHEPA for the award.
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