Many know that Greece created democracy, but few know that it also saved it… Until now. The Washington Oxi Day Foundation’s events and ongoing activities will resurrect the incredible Oxi Day story and assure it becomes part of the collective public memory.
Early in the morning of October 28th, 1940, the Greek Prime Minister was awoken to respond to a series of demands from a representative of the Axis Powers which would have allowed foreign troops free reign in Greece.
His response was simple, yet firm: “Oxi” — No.
The Oxi Day Story
Today’s heroes around the world who – in the spirit of Oxi Day – courageously battle Goliaths for freedom and democracy are nominated by America’s policymakers and opinion leaders to be honored before international and national leaders convening in Washington, D.C. each October for the Annual Washington Oxi Day Celebration.
2016 Oxi Gala Highlights
The Washington Oxi Day Foundation offers five scholarships to the Greek-American students (grades 6-12) who best describe “philotimo”
The Greek Secret Trailer
2016 Oxi Courage Award Recipient Nadia Murad Wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
“Philotimo” Spreads Through Non-Hellenic America Following Washington Oxi Day Foundation’s “Greek Secret” Video
Attention Greek American students: Philotimo Scholarship Competition
Oxi Courage Award Recipient Beau Biden Remembered
Washington Oxi Day Foundation Fights Record Increase in Anti-Semitism Among US Youth Through Greek-American Youth
Oxi Courage Award Recipient Ji Seong-ho Recognized Before National Audience at State of the Union Address
Washington Oxi Day Foundation Pays Tribute to the Life of War Hero Antonios Kounalakis
7th Annual Oxi Courage Celebration in Washington, DC
2017 Philotimo Scholarship Winners Announced
Peter Vlachos to Receive 2017 Oxi Day Foundation Jaharis Service Award