Thermopylae and Salamis are the two battles that saved Greece, Europe, and what we today call the West and Western civilization.
Democracy and the anthropocentric political and social systems of governance would have never existed. Greeks stood up. We celebrate their 2500 anniversary aware that both battles are to our days referred to as the paradigm for valor, sacrifice, strategic thinking, and wisdom. Today, Greece remains Europe’s and NATO’s critical outpost in the troubled waters of the Mediterranean. Greece, a thoughtful, principled, and strong ally of the United States, faces today new security threats and challenges from its eastern neighbor, Turkey.
Based mostly on Herodotus, the father of History, and on Aeschylus’s tragedy “The Persians”, former Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the United States Alexandros P. Mallias will offer his remarks from the premises of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture (Athens).
Short messages from:
– The president off HCC-SW Mr. Yannis Remediakis,
– The Professor Emeritus John Chrysoulakis, Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
– The president of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture Mr. Nikos A. Koukis will be delivered before the main presentation.
This event is a production of:
– The World Hellenic Diaspora
a project of the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest and its Member Organizations – Houston TX
– The General Secretariat of Public Diplomacy & Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign affairs – Athens Greece
– The Hellenic Foundation for Culture – Athens Greece
In cooperation with:
– The Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America – New York, NY
– The Hellenic Medical Society of New York – New York, NY
– The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce of New York – New York, NY
– The Federation of Hellenic American Organizations of Illinois “Enosis” – Chicago, IL
– The Federation of Hellenic American Organizations of New Jersey – Voorhees, NJ
– The Panhellenic Federation of Florida – Tampa, FL
– The International Hellenic Association – Claymont, DE
The event will be presented in English.
To participate the event click the link: http://bit.ly/Thermopylae300