AHI statement on Independence Day

Nick Larigakis, President of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), a Washington, DC-based public policy and advocacy center, has issued the following statement in celebration of the 202nd Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence:

Today we commemorate the 202nd anniversary of Greece's Independence and remember the heroes who fought and sacrificed to defeat Ottoman rule in a triumph for liberty.

Ancient Greece gave birth to the ideals and principles that are the foundation of western democracies. As such, all Americans share in the Hellenic spirit which is embedded in the DNA of our constitution and at the core of our cherished liberties. As Americans of Greek heritage, we take special pride in the success of our great nation knowing that these Hellenic principles have provided the basis for the unprecedented prosperity of our country.

The American...

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