Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Obama's Speech on Greek Independence Day

Both Joe Biden and Obama celebrated Greek Independence Day, March 25, 1821, today. Obama is hosting a soiree at the White House. Archbishop Demtrios, a funny guy, spoke and offered prayer for the first family. Obama got a laugh when the Archbishop compared Obama to Alexander the Great. Obama said he'd have to let Michelle know. 
Read Obama's proclamation here.
MyGreekReporter: On Wednsday, March 25th President Barack Obama will host the Greek Independence Day Celebration at the White House. The event honors the anniversary of Greece’s Independence Day celebrated in honor of the Revolution of 1821 and Greek Independence.
The annual event that was instituted some years ago offers Greek-Americans the opportunity to listen to the President praise the contribution of Greece, the values of democracy and freedom and the country’s role as an ally and friend of the US.
This year’s event will be of special significance as it is taking place just a few days after Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s talks in Ankara and just a few days prior to President Obama’s visit to Turkey. The leaders of the omogeneia are expected to underlined the need for the materialization of President Obama’s campaign commitments concerning the Cyprus dispute, the FYROM name issue and Greek-Turkish relations.