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AHEPA E-News: AHEPA Requests States to Commemorate the Bicentennial of Greek Independence – Greek American News Digest

Supreme President George G. Horiates has written to the governors of each of the 50 states to request them to promote Greek Independence Day by issuing proclamations to observe the landmark 200th anniversary of Greece’s Independence. He also encourages the community to mobilize and make the same request of their state governments.
“The ancient Greeks forged the notion of democracy which inspired our nation’s founding fathers to create our form of representative government,” Horiates said. “We celebrate Greek Independence Day for numerous reasons; one of them being the reaffirmation of our common democratic heritage. In this especially unique year, it is crucial for all Greek Americans and philhellenes to become involved and do what they can to ensure the Bicentennial of Greek Independence is honored at the state, and even local, levels of government.”
ICYMI | Senate Resolution Recognizing 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence Introduced
AHEPA welcomes the introduction of a bipartisan Senate resolution commemorating the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day, by U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and John Barrasso (R-WY), announced Supreme President George G. Horiates.
The resolution, S.Res.34, celebrates the commitment to democracy that Greece and the United States share as well as the two nations’ lasting partnership and rich history of friendship, according to a statement from Senator Menendez.
The resolution:Recognizes the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence DayCelebrates Ancient Greece as the birthplace of democracy and the enduring commitment of the Greek people to democratic principlesAcknowledges the important role that Greece has played on the global stage in addition to the country’s strong relationship with the United States
“AHEPA sincerely thanks Senators Menendez and Barrasso for introducing this resolution that recognizes the landmark bicentennial of Greece’s independence,” Horiates said. “We encourage the community to outreach to their senators to urge their co-sponsorship of the resolution. We call for the U.S. Senate to pass the resolution swiftly.”
Find/Contact Your U.S. SenatorsRead the Resolution Text

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