Honoring Distinguished Veterans and Remembering Greece’s Historic Courage


Washington, DC, November 12, 2018 — On the occasion of Veterans Day, the Washington Oxi Day Foundation salutes all men and women in uniform who have served courageously and selflessly to protect freedom and democracy around the world.
As we do annually, on October 25, we proudly honored three distinguished World War II veterans – a Greek, an American and a Greek-American – with the Greatest Generation Award, as well as a Korean War Veteran with the Jaharis Service Award at a moving ceremony at the National WWII Memorial in Washington, DC.

To see videos of these presentations, click here. To see pictures from this ceremony, click here.

On October 26, as we do each year, a ceremony was held at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknowns to pay tribute to the lives lost in WWII.

To see pictures from this ceremony, click here.

WWII Veterans George Possas and Celestino Almeda
(L to R) Greece’s Naval Attache Captain Charalampos Pegklidis and Greece’s Defense Attache Colonel Vasileios Lampropoulos
Korean War Veteran and Jaharis Service Award Recipient Michael Johnson receives his award from Peggy Nicholson
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