2014 Schedule of Events

FOURTH ANNUAL
WASHINGTON OXI DAY CELEBRATION

October 22-24, 2014, Washington, DC

SCHEDULE
[As of 10/15/14]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6:30 p.m.           Greek Ambassador’s Reception for Sponsors and Honorees

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

Keynote Address:

  • Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Global Operations

Honorees:

  • Greek-American WWII Veterans: Nicholas J. and Sam Bouras (posthumously) accepted by William Crane
    • Introduced by Senator Paul Sarbanes
  • American WWII Veteran: U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall–accepted by his son, The Honorable Brett Hall

    • Introduced by Oxi Day Foundation President Andy Manatos
  • Greek WWII Veteran: Admiral Ioannis Toumbas
    • Introduced by Greek Embassy’s Naval Attaché Captain Pavlos Panagiotopoulos
    • Accepted by Greek Embassy’s Defense Attaché Colonel Evangelos Papadopoulos

6:00 pm             Cocktail Reception Begins

7:00 pm           Black Tie Banquet and Award Presentations
[US Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW]

Invocation: Oxi Day Foundation Board Member Father Alexander Karloutsos

Opening Remarks: Oxi Day Foundation Honorary Advisory Board Member George Marcus

Honorees:

  • Oxi Day Award: American journalist James Foley (posthumously)-accepted by parents Diane and John Foley
    • Introduced by former President of the United States Bill Clinton (via video)
  • Battle of Crete Award: Ruslana Lyzhychko (“The Soul of Ukraine’s Revolution”)
    • Introduced by the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues and Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Ambassador Melanne Verveer
  • Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award: Former President of Israel Shimon Peres (via video)

    • Introduced by Oxi Day Foundation President Andy Manatos
  • First Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Philotimo Award: Mobile Medical Units in Greece
    • Introduced by Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director and co-President Andreas Dracopoulos
  • Announcement of the Philotimo Scholarship Award winner

Keynote Address:

  • Libra Group Chairman and CEO George Logothetis on the subject of “philotimo”

Friday, October 24, 2014

10:00 am         Wreath Laying Ceremony
[Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers]

Hotel rooms: To secure one of our reduced-rate hotel rooms at the Willard InterContinental Hotel (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) please contact us at info@oxidayfoundation.org