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VETERANS
AHEPA Honors America's Fallen Heroes
A proud, time-honored tradition continued
June 3, 2023, when then-Supreme
President Jimmy Kokotas and Col.
Nicholas P. Vamvakias (USA, retired),
chair of the AHEPA Veterans Committee
and Past Supreme Treasurer, placed a
wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier, on behalf of a grateful American
Hellenic Community.
They were assisted by Col. Panagiotis
Vlachopoulos, defense attaché, Embassy
of Greece, and Col. Georgios Ioannou,
defense attaché, Embassy of Cyprus. A
U.S. Army Band Bugler played, " Taps. "
Since 1924, Ahepans have returned
annually to Arlington National Cemetery
to place a wreath at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier.
Gravesites Memorialized at
Arlington National Cemetery
Each Memorial Day we remember and
honor those who made the ultimate
sacrifice. Throughout the country, members
of the AHEPA family celebrate the
lives of those they've lost in their communities.
As
they have since 1949, AHEPA
family members from the Baltimore and
Washington, D.C. metro areas gathered
Memorial Day 2023 weekend to memorialize
those who are identified as Greek
Americans or Greek Orthodox who are
buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
AHEPA family members presented
a wreath and paused in remembrance
of those who perished for our nation at
slightly over 600 gravesites.
Arlington Cemetery
Brooklyn, Ohio
Ohio AHEPA Chapter Takes Up Memorial Day Service
George E. Loucas Chapter 480 Ahepans reported they have
assumed the duties previously performed annually by the
American Legion Hellenic Post #453 to honor all veterans with
a Memorial Day service at St. Theodosius Orthodox Cemetery
of Brooklyn, Ohio.
Chapter President Ernest Bozikis announced Chapter 480
www.ahepa.org
will continue the tradition that the Legion started more than 50
years ago.
After Brother Bozikis' speech, the Ahepans, some of whom
are veterans, laid a wreath at the Veterans Monument and lowered
the American flag to half-staff. The service concluded with
a Bugler playing, " Taps. "
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