AHEPA applauds the introduction of a bipartisan-backed congressional resolution to commemorate Oxi Day and to celebrate Greece’s resistance to Axis Powers by U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH), on Oct. 28, 2021. The resolution, H.Res.753, has 14 original co-sponsors.
“AHEPA applauds and proudly supports the Oxi Day resolution introduced by Congressman Pappas with the bipartisan support of several Hellenic Caucus members,” Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas said. “I commend their leadership to commemorate the anniversary of Oxi Day and to recognize the historical significance of Greece’s role during World War II. Greece’s denial of fascism set the tone for the Allied response and does not garner the attention it deserves in the annals of history.”
“On October 28, 1940, the Greek people demonstrated unprecedented spirit and courage, changing the trajectory of history,” said Congressman Chris Pappas. “81 years later the Greek community continues to celebrate our refusal to bow to the Axis powers. As a proud Greek-American and in recognition of this year’s bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, I am honored to lead this resolution that celebrates our Greek allies and our shared democratic values.”