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AHEPA honored the memory of fallen Greek-Americans

Featured AHEPA honored the memory of fallen Greek-Americans

AHEPA, the leading organization of Greek Americans, on Saturday, Sunday and last Monday, May 27, organized events of honor and memory throughout the US  for Greek Americans and their fellow Americans who sacrificed their lives in defense of freedom and Democracy. On Saturday, May 25, dozens of AHEPA officers and members gathered at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and laid a wreath at the monument to the Unknown Soldier and placed flowers at the graves of the 600 Greek-Americans who rest in that Cemetery. According to Ahepa's announcement, this is an annual tradition that began in 1949.

The High President of AHEPA Savvas Tsivikos, due to his participation in the ongoing 4th World Congress of the Order of the Archons for religious freedoms in Athens, was unable to attend the ceremony. The wreath-laying of the current supreme president began a century ago, specifically in 1924, and Mr. Civicos will lay his wreath on June 8, 2024. Memorial Day is an American holiday, celebrated on the last Monday of May, in honor of the men and women who have lost their lives serving in the United States military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it emerged in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.