Washington Oxi Day Foundation

24 Οκτωβρίου 2013

 Washington Oxi Day Foundation  για την  Ελληνική Εθνική επέτειο της 28ης Οκτωβρίου 1940

«The Washington Oxi Day Foundation» είναι μη κερδοσκοπική, οργάνωση, αφιερωμένη στην ενημέρωση των Αμερικανών  διαμορφωτών της πολιτικής και του κοινού σχετικά με το βαθύ  ρόλο που έπαιξε η Ελλάδα στην επίτευξη σχετικά με την έκβαση σχετικά με τη βαθιά ρόλο που έπαιξε η Ελλάδα στην επίτευξη σχετικά με την έκβαση του ‘Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, οργανώνοντας  κάθε χρόνο   τιμητική εκδήλωση  για την   ημέρα του  ΟΧΙ -1940,   και κατάθεση στεφάνου  στο Εθνικό Κοιμητήριο Arlington προς τιμήν των πεσόντων στον Δεύτερο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο.
Washington, DC


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

6:30 p.m: Greek Ambassador’s Reception for Sponsors [By Invitation Only]
[Metropolitan Club, 1700 H St., NW]

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10:30 am:Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award Presentation [Reservation Required]
[US Capitol Building, Rm HVC-201]

Honoree: David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee

Introduced by former US Ambassador to Greece, Tom Miller
Remarks: Co-Founders and Co-Chairmen of the Hellenic-Israeli Congressional Caucus (CHIA) – Congressmen Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ranking Member, House Middle East Subcommittee

2:30 pm:WWII Memorial Presentation of the Oxi Day Greatest Generation Awards [Reservation Required]
[The National World War II Memorial, 17th Street, NW between Constitution and Independence Avenues]


American WWII Veteran: John Dingell, longest-serving Member of Congress in US history
Greek-American WWII Veteran: Christopher Mehiel (posthumously accepted by Dennis and Celeste Mehiel)
Introduced by former Senator Paul Sarbanes
Greek WWII Veteran: Four Star General Konstantinos Korkas
Introduced by Greek Embassy Defense Attache Colonel Evangelos Papadopoulos
Keynote address: Jim Chanos

7:30 pm:Black Tie Banquet and Presentation of the Oxi Day Awards [Tickets Required]
[Organization of American States Building]

6:30 pm General Reception

7:30 pm Dinner begins


Oxi Day Award Recipient: John Githongo [Kenya]
Introduced by world-renowned musician and human rights activist, Bono (via video)
Remarks by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Remarks by former US Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis
Oxi Day Battle of Crete Award Recipient: Berta Soler [Cuba]
Introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Senator Bob Menendez
[Invited] Remarks by Senator Marco Rubio
Special Performance by Steinway Concert artist, pianist Lara Downes, playing pieces of exiled composers.

Friday, October 25, 2013

12:00 pm
Wreath-Laying Ceremony
[Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier]

Note: The Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award Presentation, Greatest Generation Award Presentation and Wreath-Laying Ceremony are free to attend, but registration is required. To register, email rsvp@oxidayfoundation.org and indicate the event for which you are registering.

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