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years ago or today. I have seen up close the courage, strength, and
character of the Greek and Greek-American communities. "
Supreme President Horiates also presented remarks at a
virtual press conference hosted by U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney
(D-NY) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), co-chairs, Congressional Hellenic
Caucus, to celebrate Greek Independence, March 25, 2021. Grand
President Kachmarski also provided remarks along with several
other Greek American community leaders.
Moreover, Horiates presented remarks at a virtual celebration
of Greek Independence hosted by U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis
(R-NY) and held in honor of Pfizer CEO Dr. Bourla, March 29, 2021.
U.S. Rep. Bilirakis, Greek Ambassador to the U.S. Alexandra
Papadopoulou and Cypriot Ambassador to the U.S. Marios Lysiotis,
joined U.S. Rep. Malliotakis in the celebration. Malliotakis also
commended AHEPA for its natural disaster relief efforts following
Superstorm Sandy and other devastating natural disasters throughout
the world. Several community leaders also participated.
" On behalf of AHEPA, thank you to all who hosted and participated
at these important celebrations, " Horiates said.
Supreme President Horiates also attended a celebration of
the Bicentennial of the Greek
War of Independence held at The
Parthenon in Nashville, Tenn., April
1, 2021. Archbishop Elpidophoros
of America and Ambassador of
Greece to the U.S. Papadopoulou
provided remarks. Mayor
John
Cooper presented a proclamation.
Many Ahepans from Chapter 343,
Nashville, attended.
The Nashville Parthenon is the
world's only exact-size replica of
The Parthenon.
Ahepans, U.S. Ambassador Pyatt Memorialize American
Philhellenes
In Greece, AHEPA spearheaded several events in tribute to the
Bicentennial.
Athens Chapter HJ-1, Athens, Greece honored the American
Philhellenes who supported the Greek Revolution of 1821 and
fought alongside the Greeks during a special ceremony organized
at the Monument of the Athens Chapter of the American Legion,
March 24, 2021 (pictured on page 12).
U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt and Secretary
General of Hellenes Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs Giannis Chrysoulakis participated.
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Hellas District 25 Governor Konstantinos Varsamis and
Chapter HJ-1 President Dimitris Chondros laid a wreath at the
monument.
" On behalf of the American Embassy in Greece, I am proud
to be here with AHEPA leaders to pay tribute to the American
philhellenes who helped Greece regain its patriarchal right to
democracy and marked the beginning of an excellent friendship
between the countries, " Ambassador Pyatt said. " The American
Philhellenic Monument serves as a daily reminder of the
long-standing ties between our democracies and how American
society has been enriched since the early days of our relationship
with Greece and the Greek people. "
Located near the Ambassador's residence, the Monument
features the relief busts of American citizens who supported
the struggle of the Greeks during the Revolution, including
Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe and Congressman Daniel Webster,
and inscriptions of names of those who fought alongside the
Greeks. An appeal authored by Petrobeis Mavromichalis to the
Messinian Senate of 1821 to the United States also is inscribed.
AHEPA attended the Monument's rededication in October 2000.
Additionally, Ahepans held a commemoration of the Exodus
of Messolonghi, April 23, 2021. Ahepans, representing Hellas
District 25, Greece, and AHEPA Lepanto 1571 Chapter HJ-18,
Nafpaktos, participated at a wreath-laying ceremony to honor
the sacrifices of those whose
lives were lost during the
exodus, which occurred
April
HJ-18
1826. Chapter
President Adam
Vlachogiannis, who also
serves as District 25 Athletic
Director, and Chapter HJ-18
Vice President Stavropoulos
Angelos, participated.
Also, in Messolonghi's
" Garden of Heroes " there
exists a monument erected
by the Sons of Pericles in 1939 " in memory of the American
heroes who fought for the freedom of the Greeks. "
The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution (H.J.Res.294), on
July 6, 1939, authorizing the U.S. President, on behalf of the Sons
of Pericles, to provide for the presentation of the monument to
the people of Greece on behalf of the American people in tribute
to American philhellenes who " gave their services, their fortunes,
and their lives to the cause of Greek Independence in the Greek
Revolutionary War of 1821. "
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