The 9th Annual Celebration

Join us October 24, 2019 as we honor OXI courage past and present!

The 2018 Celebration

Honoring today’s Davids vs. Goliaths in the Spirit of Oxi Day

Celebrating OXI Courage

Past & Present in the Spirit of OXI Day

The 2017 Celebration

See what made our 2017 Honorees so special!

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.



“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.”



September 4, 2019
Attention Greek American students: Philotimo Scholarship Competition
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July 10, 2019
Foundation Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award Recipient David Harris Honored by Greece
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February 8, 2019
Remembering the Life of Oxi Day Foundation Honoree Congressman John Dingell
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January 28, 2019
Oxi Day Foundation Marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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December 13, 2018
Nadia Murad Says No in Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance
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November 28, 2018
Oxi Day Foundation Applauds EU and UK Support of Oxi Courage Recipient Nadia Murad
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November 15, 2018
As Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Rise, Foundation Highlights Moral Courage of the Greeks During the Holocaust
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November 12, 2018
Honoring Distinguished Veterans and Remembering Greece’s Historic Courage
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November 5, 2018
Michael Johnson Honored with 2018 Jaharis Service Award
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November 1, 2018
8th Annual Oxi Courage Awards Again Inspire and Showcase the Best of Humanity
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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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