The OXI Day Foundation Celebration in DC, 10/27 to 10/28

The OXI Day Foundation Celebration in DC, 10/27 to 10/28

The OXI Day Foundation in Washington D.C. is hosting a celebration of the OXI Day on October 27 and October 28.

The celebration includes several interesting lectures and events. The detailed schedule can be found below.

All of the day-time activities are FREE for all the members of our Association. However, you need to RSVP by sending your name and affiliation (Johns Hopkins HSA) to

Please register as soon as possible.


OXI Day Celebration Schedule:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

10:30 am
Keynote address by American scholar regarding Greece’s courageous role in WWII
[American University, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Third Floor]

Welcome: American University Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Peter Star

Remarks: Georgetown University Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Hellenic Studies Chair, Patrick Deneen

Keynote Address: Haverford College Associate Professor of History, Alexander Kitroeff

2:30 pm
Presentation of the Oxi Day Greatest Generation Awards
[The National World War II Memorial, 17th Street, NW between Constitution and Independence Avenues]


  • Robert Joseph “Bob” Dole, on behalf of American WWII Veterans
    • Introduced by Former US Ambassador to Belgium, Tom C. Korologos
  • Panagiotis M. Sakellaris, on behalf of Greek WWII Veterans
    • Introduced by George P. Sakellaris

Mistress of Ceremonies:

  • Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Assistant Secretary of State, Barbara Spyridon Pope

7:30 pm
Black Tie Banquet and Presentation of the Oxi Day Awards
[Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Conference Level]

6:00 pm
VIP Reception  [Douglass Room and Patio]

6:30 pm
General Reception  [Dumbarton Room]

7:30 pm
Dinner begins [Corcoran Ballroom]

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Television Jounalist and Author Chris Matthews


  • Oxi Day Award: Jamel Battaieb on behalf of the people of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
    • Introduced by National Endowment for Democracy PresidentCarl Gershman
  • Oxi Day Battle of Crete Award: Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

Friday, October 28, 2011

10:00 am
Oxi Day Doxology
[St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2815 36th St, NW]

  • Presided over by Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios

10:30 am
Presentation of the Oxi Day Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award
[St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral]

Remarks and Award Presentation by:

  • Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, His EminenceArchbishop Demetrios


  • Greek Foreign Ministry’s Director of Diplomatic and Historical Archives, Photini Tomai
    • Introduced by Former US Ambassador to Greece Tom Miller

3:00 pm
Wreath-Laying Ceremony and Program
[Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers]

End of First Annual Washington Oxi Day Celebration


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