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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.

History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

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Η Αμερική γιορτάζει την Memorial Day

Την Εθνική Ημέρα Μνήμης (Memorial Day) γιορτάζουν σήμερα οι ΗΠΑ, με μια εθνική αργία η οποία έχει τον δικό της συμβολισμό αλλά και ξεχωριστές παραδόσεις, που την καθιστούν ως μια από τις πιο ξεχωριστές ημέρες της χρονιάς για τους Αμερικανούς.

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