Celebrating OXI Courage

Past & Present in the Spirit of OXI Day

The 2017 Celebration

See what made our 2017 Honorees so special!

Save the Date for 2018 OXI Day

We gather again in celebration October 24-26

OUR MISSION
Many know that Greece created democracy,

but few know that it also saved it… Until now

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization dedicated to informing American policymakers and the public about the profound role Greece played in bringing about the outcome of World War II and celebrating modern day heroes who exhibit the same courage as the Greeks did in continuing to fight to preserve and promote freedom and democracy around the world.

WORLD LEADERS HIGHLIGHT OXI COURAGE

 

“If there had not been the virtue and courage of the Greeks, we do not know which the outcome of World War II would have been.”

Winston Churchill

When the entire world had lost all hope, the Greek people dared to question the invincibility of the German monster.

President Franklin Roosevelt

“Hence, we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes fight like Greeks.”

Winston Churchill

“I have taken up my cross. I spoke to the Lord, and made up my mind to save as many Jewish souls as possible.”

Archbishop Damaskinos of Greece

“The Greeks delayed by two or more vital months the German attack against Russia; if we did not have this long delay, the outcome of the war would have been different.”

Hitler’s Chief of Staff

“[We] thank the Greek People, whose resistance decided WWII … You fought unarmed and won, small against big … You gave us time to defend ourselves.”

Joseph Stalin

“Historic justices forces me to admit, that of all the enemies that stand against us, the Greek soldier, above all, fought with the most courage.”

Hitler

NEWS

May 30, 2018
Oxi Courage Award Recipient Beau Biden Remembered
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March 5, 2018
Washington Oxi Day Foundation Fights Record Increase in Anti-Semitism Among US Youth Through Greek-American Youth
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January 31, 2018
Oxi Courage Award Recipient Ji Seong-ho Recognized Before National Audience at State of the Union Address
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January 26, 2018
Washington Oxi Day Foundation Pays Tribute to the Life of War Hero Antonios Kounalakis
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November 3, 2017
7th Annual Oxi Courage Celebration in Washington, DC
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October 13, 2017
2017 Philotimo Scholarship Winners Announced
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October 12, 2017
Peter Vlachos to Receive 2017 Oxi Day Foundation Jaharis Service Award
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October 9, 2017
Senator Daniel K. Inouye to Receive 2017 Oxi Day Foundation Greatest Generation Award
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October 3, 2017
Bruce Mosler to Receive 2017 Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award
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February 27, 2017
Sting Performs Academy Awards Tribute to Oxi Day Award Winner James Foley
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AWARDS PRESENTED

The Oxi Day

Courage Award

 

Presented at black-tie banquet

For a man who took courageous action in an effort to protect or acquire freedom and democracy

The Oxi Day Courage

(Battle of Crete) Award

 

Presented at black-tie banquet

For a woman who took courageous action in an effort to protect or acquire freedom and democracy.

The Metropolitan

Chrysostomos Award

 

Presented at Ceremony with Jewish Community

For courageous action to stop anti-Semitism or discrimination

The Greatest

Generation Award

 

Presented at The World War II Memorial

To honor an American and a Greek veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Jaharis

Service Award

 

Presented at The World War II Memorial

Recognizing the dedicated service and contributions of an individual during the Korean War, in the spirit of Michael Jaharis, to our community, our country and to the world.

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