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AHI Celebrates Greek Independence Day at the White House
April 6, 2016—No. 15 (202) 785-8430

AHI Celebrates Greek Independence Day at the White House

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) celebrated Greek Independence Day at the White House on April 4, 2016.  AHI President Nick Larigakis, Legislative Director Georgea Polizos, Board Member Leon Andris, and AHI Foundation Board Member Jim Lagos attended the ceremony officiated by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.

“We thank President Obama for hosting this event to honor Greek Independence,” Larigakis said.  “The event served to reaffirm the strong bonds of friendship between Greece and the United States, including Greece as a valued NATO ally; and to bring attention to the fact that this relationship is etched intrinsically by virtue of the noble democratic ideals and principles that guided our Founding Fathers in establishing our own country.”

To view the White House Proclamation, please click here.

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


For additional information, please contact Georgea Polizos at (202) 785-8430 or For general information about the activities of AHI, please see our website at and follow us on Twitter @TheAHIinDC.