Honorees History

Past recipients who have been honored by The Washington Oxi Day Foundation are listed below. 

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Ji Seong-ho

For his courage, in the spirit of Oxi Day, to promote freedom and preserve humanity

The Oxi Courage Award

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

For her courage, in the spirit of the women in the Battle of Crete, to promote freedom and preserve humanity

The Oxi Courage (Battle of Crete) Award

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Bruce Mosler

For his lifelong commitment to combating anti-Semitism, discrimination and intolerance while forging strong bonds between the Jewish and Greek peoples

The Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award

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Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Honoring an American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (American)

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George Possas

Honoring a Greek-American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek American)

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Lt. Col. Eleftherios D. Smirniotopoulos

Honoring a Greek Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek)

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Peter Vlachos

For his dedicated service during the Korean War and for his many contributions, in the spirit of Michael Jaharis, to our community, our country and to the world

The Jaharis Service Award

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Vice President Joe Biden and Beau Biden (posthumously)

For their courage, in the spirit of Oxi Day, to promote freedom and preserve humanity

The Oxi Courage Award

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Nadia Murad

For her courage, in the spirit of the women in the Battle of Crete, to promote freedom and preserve humanity

The Oxi Courage (Battle of Crete) Award

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Makis Matsas

For his lifelong commitment to combating anti-Semitism, discrimination and intolerance and for his efforts to forge strong bonds between the Jewish and Greek Peoples

The Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award

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Senator Ted Stevens

Honoring an American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (American)

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Colonel George Stavridis

Honoring a Greek-American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek American)

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Dimitrios Itsios

Honoring a Greek Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek)

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John Payiavlas

For his dedicated service during the Korean War and for his many contributions, in the spirit of Michael Jaharis, to our community, our country and to the world

The Jaharis Service Award

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Khalil al-Dakhi

For his courage, in the spirit of Oxi Day, to promote freedom and preserve humanity

The Oxi Courage Award

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Ms. Leyla Yunus

For her courage, in the spirit of the women in the Battle of Crete, to promote freedom and democracy

The Oxi Courage (Battle of Crete) Award

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Princess Alice (posthumously)

Accepted by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, on behalf of his mother, for her courage during the Holocaust

The Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award

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Senator John Glenn

Honoring an American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (American)

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Mr. James Moshovitis

Honoring a Greek-American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek American)

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General George Douratsos

Honoring a Greek Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek)

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PRAKSIS and Mr. Tzanetos Antypas

For extraordinary acts of true philotimo

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Philotimo Award

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James Foley

For his courageous action to promote freedom and democracy

The Oxi Courage Award

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Ruslana Lyzhychko

For her courageous action to promote freedom and democracy

The Oxi Courage (Battle of Crete) Award

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Shimon Peres

Recognizing his lifelong contribution to combating anti-Semitism, discrimination and intolerance.

The Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award

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The Honorable Ralph Hall

Honoring an American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (American)

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Staff Sergeant Sam J. Bouras

Honoring a Greek-American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek American)

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Major Nicholas J. Bouras

Honoring a Greek-American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek American)

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Admiral Ioannis Toumbas

Honoring a Greek Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek)

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Mobile Medical Units Team

For extraordinary acts of true philotimo

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Philotimo Award

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John Githongo

For his courageous action to promote freedom and democracy

The Oxi Courage Award

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Berta Soler

For her courageous action to promote freedom and democracy

The Oxi Courage (Battle of Crete) Award

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Lieutenant General Konstantinos Korkas

Honoring a Greek Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek)

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Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mehiel

Honoring a Greek-American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek American)

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The Honorable John Dingell

Honoring an American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (American)

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David Harris

Recognizing his lifelong contribution to combating anti-Semitism, discrimination and intolerance

The Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award

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Chen Guangcheng

For his courageous action to promote freedom and democracy

The Oxi Courage Award

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Dr. Fouzia Saeed

For her courageous action to promote freedom and democracy

The Oxi Courage (Battle of Crete) Award

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The Hon. Benjamin A. Gilman

Honoring an American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (American)

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Brig. Gen. Mike P. Cokinos

Honoring a Greek-American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek American)

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Antonios M. Kounalakis

Honoring a Greek Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek)

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Professor Elie Wiesel

Recognizing his lifelong contribution as a writer, professor and activist in combating antisemitism, discrimination and intolerance

The Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award

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Jamel Bettaieb

Accepting on behalf of the citizens of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring

The Oxi Courage Award

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Recognizing her commitment to the spread of democracy in burma and around the world

The Oxi Courage (Battle of Crete) Award

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Panagiotis M. Sakellaris

Honoring a Greek Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek)

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Senator Robert J. Dole

Honoring an American Veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (American)

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Andrew A. Athens

On behalf of all Greek-American Veterans who served valiantly in World War II

The Greatest Generation Award (Greek American)

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Photini Tomai

Recognizing courageous action to combat anti-Semitism and discrimination

The Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award

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