October 25, 2016

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Ahepans with President Obama and Vice President Biden at the 2016 White House commemoration of Greek Independence. (Photo Credit: White House)

AHEPA Welcomes President Obama's November Visit to Greece 
WASHINGTON (October 25, 2016) -- Supreme President Andrew C. Zachariades issued the following statement on today's White House announcement that President Barack Obama will visit Greece, November 15, 2016:

"AHEPA welcomes today's announcement that President Obama will visit Greece on November 15 and the statement's reaffirmation of support and appreciation for Greece and its people. The visit sends a strong message as Greece endures two unprecedented crises, economic and migratory.  We hope the visit will serve as a springboard for additional assistance to Greece--be it humanitarian aid, technical expertise, or both--and serve as an opportunity to reaffirm international law. Despite the crises, Greece remains a steadfast and dependable NATO ally, for example, contributing more than the minimum standard for defense expenditures that is required of a NATO member."

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Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe.  
AHEPA's mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism. 
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