WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) celebrated Greek Independence Day at the White House on March 22, 2018. AHI President Nick Larigakis, AHI Board Members Dr. Athina Balta and Demitrios Halakos, AHI Foundation Board Member John Alahouzos, and AHI Legislative Director Peter Milios attended the ceremony officiated by President Donald J. Trump, and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America.
“We thank President Trump 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.”
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