WASHINGTON, DC — AHI President Nick Larigakis participated at events held in New York City to commemorate the 197th anniversary of Greek Independence, including the annual Greek Independence Day parade, April 22, 2018. He served as an Honored Guest.
“It was an honor to participate at the New York City Greek Independence Day Parade,” Larigakis said. “I enjoyed celebrating the 197th anniversary of Greek Independence with the community of the Tri-State New York City metropolitan area. On behalf of AHI, I commend the organizers and thank everyone who attended and participated.”
In his remarks to audiences at a dinner hosted by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York on April 21, and at a pre-parade gathering held Sunday morning, Larigakis reminded the community that its work is not done as long as Turkey continues its aggression in the Aegean Sea, its occupation of the Republic of Cyprus, and its suppression of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s religious freedom. He added all of these acts are in violation of international and U.S. law, and because of the latter, the community must reach out to their members of Congress to advocate on these issues.