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Federal Special Agent Tony Ringos, and Burlington County
Sheriff Anthony Basantis, with AHEPA Heroes Medals. All
three recipients are Ahepans. Supreme President Horiates and
Philadelphia Federation President Demetrios Rozanitis, who is a
past District governor, delivered remarks.
Philadelphia was also home to Mathew Carey (1760-1839),
an Irish immigrant and publisher, who helped to form a commitMore
than 100 persons attended.
The ceremony included remarks by Mayor Lois Richardson
who presented a proclamation declaring March 25 as Greek
Independence Day in Ypsilanti. The program also included remarks
from Supreme President Horiates, who spoke about General
Ypsilanti's life; Professor Eleni Tratas Contis, who spoke about the
role of women in the Greek War of Independence; and His Eminence
Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit. Past Supreme Governor and
Chapter 195 President Craig Theros served as master of ceremonies.
Sister Yan Theros sang the American National Anthem and Brother
Socrates Papageorgiou sang the Greek National Anthem.
AHEPA unveiled and dedicated the Ypsilanti Statue in 1928.
More than 3,000 persons attended that event, including the governor
of Michigan.
In the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia-area AHEPA
chapters, along with the Federation of Hellenic Societies of
Philadelphia, visited Fort Mifflin in tribute to the U.S. Marines
who were stationed there and raised funds to support the Greek
War of Independence. The event was held April 10, 2021.
tee aimed to solicit aid for the Greeks (simply referred to as the
" Philadelphia Greek committee " ). Carey eventually chaired the
committee. Supreme President Horiates filmed a video with a
Carey impersonator to educate the community about his contribution
to the Greek war effort.
AHEPA Participates at High-Profile Greek Independence
Commemorations
AHEPA, represented by Supreme President George G.
Horiates, participated at several high-profile celebrations of the
Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, led by His
Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, held its
Greek Bicentennial celebration at the
Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy
Trinity, Manhattan, March 25, 2021.
Supreme President Horiates was an
honored speaker at the event. Good
Morning America co-anchor and host
of This Week, George Stephanopoulos,
served as
the master of ceremonies
for the speaking program that
also featured Greek Prime Minister
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos
Anastasiades, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla, and
several members of Congress.
In 1827, Commander Samuel Miller and his troops donated
their hard-earned money toward the Greek cause. Commander
Miller wrote, " for the unparalleled distresses of the brave
Greeks...I cannot permit the opportunity to pass, without contributing
in conjunction with the officers and men attached to
my command...to alleviate the sufferings of the oppressed inhabitants
of the land of Themistocles and Leonidas. "
Also at the event, Supreme President Horiates presented
recently retired Upper Darby Police Captain Lou Panagatopoulos,
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In addition, Supreme President Horiates attended a virtual
Greek Bicentennial Celebration with President Joe Biden and
Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, March 25, 2021. Grand
President Celia Kachmarski and Chairman of the Board Nicholas
A. Karacostas, PSP, also attended.
" For 200 years, our nation's fates have been intertwined. Young
people from the newly formed United States joined Greeks in
their fight to defend democracy and individual freedom, " President
Biden said. " When axis powers were on the march in Europe during
World War II, the Greeks bravely said no and joined us in the fight
for universal rights...What really binds us together are our values...
And it is our shared commitment to liberty, human rights, and the
rule of law, that empowers us to write our own futures, whether 200
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