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AHI Congratulates President Obama’s Proclamation for 194th Anniversary of Greece’s Independence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos
March 25, 2015—No. 11 (202) 785-8430

AHI Congratulates President Obama’s Proclamation for 194th Anniversary of Greece’s Independence

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) thanks President Barack Obama for issuing a Presidential Proclamation for Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2015 and congratulates the president for acknowledging the historical bonds between the United States and Greece as well as expressing support for Greece, “our friend and NATO ally.”

The Proclamation reads, in part: “As Americans and Greeks, we are heirs to a long legacy of hard-won freedom and justice -- values which we must not only preserve, but renew and refresh in our own time.  Generations of Greek Americans have enriched the United States and strengthened our communities.  Their heritage and vibrant culture are reflected in our story of achievement and constant striving; their voices are among the chorus of citizens who have driven this country inexorably forward.  Today, as Greece works to lay a foundation for long-term prosperity, our Nation continues to support our friend and NATO ally and to help the Greek people reach for the future so many have sought -- one where all women and men are free to pursue their dreams, realize their potential, and secure a brighter tomorrow for their children.”

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American think tank and public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

 

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