Save the Date!

The most inspirational event of the year returns, in person on October 28, 2021!

The 80th Anniversary of OXI Day

Thousands around the world joined as we celebrated OXI Courage – past and present.

Past Honorees

Honoring today’s Davids vs. Goliaths in the Spirit of Oxi Day

Celebrating OXI Courage

Past & Present in the Spirit of OXI Day

Many know that Greece created democracy,

but few know that it also saved it… Until now

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization dedicated to informing American policymakers and the public about the profound role Greece played in bringing about the outcome of World War II and celebrating modern day heroes who exhibit the same courage as the Greeks did in continuing to fight to preserve and promote freedom and democracy around the world.


“If there had not been the virtue and courage of the Greeks, we do not know which the outcome of World War II would have been.”

Winston Churchill

When the entire world had lost all hope, the Greek people dared to question the invincibility of the German monster.

President Franklin Roosevelt

“Hence, we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes fight like Greeks.”

Winston Churchill

“I have taken up my cross. I spoke to the Lord, and made up my mind to save as many Jewish souls as possible.”

Archbishop Damaskinos of Greece

“The Greeks delayed by two or more vital months the German attack against Russia; if we did not have this long delay, the outcome of the war would have been different.”

Hitler’s Chief of Staff

“[We] thank the Greek People, whose resistance decided WWII … You fought unarmed and won, small against big … You gave us time to defend ourselves.”

Joseph Stalin

“Historic justices forces me to admit, that of all the enemies that stand against us, the Greek soldier, above all, fought with the most courage.”



September 9, 2021
Philotimo Scholarship Competition
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May 27, 2021
Oxi Day Foundation Honorees Inspire and Mentor Students
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March 25, 2021
President Biden Highlights #OXIcourage in Greece Bicentennial Video
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March 5, 2021
#OXIcourage Award Recipients in World News Headlines
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February 17, 2021
Foundation extends best wishes to Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth and son of 2015 honoree Princess Alice
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February 8, 2021
Solidarity, mutual respect and #OXIcourage
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February 1, 2021
The Legacy of Congressman John Lewis
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December 4, 2020
#OXIcourage in Trying Times
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November 16, 2020
Reactions from the 10th Annual Oxi Courage and Service Awards
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November 11, 2020
Veterans Day Tribute to Dilboy Service Award Recipient Andrew Mousalimas
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The Oxi Courage Award

Presented at black-tie banquet

For a man who took courageous action in an effort to protect or acquire freedom and democracy

The Oxi Courage

(Battle of Crete) Award

Presented at black-tie banquet

For a woman who took courageous action in an effort to protect or acquire freedom and democracy.

The Metropolitan

Chrysostomos Award

Presented at Ceremony with Jewish Community

For courageous action to stop anti-Semitism or discrimination

The Oxi Service Award

Presented at The World War II Memorial

To honor an American and a Greek veteran who served valiantly in World War II

The Michael Jaharis

Service Award

Presented at The World War II Memorial

Recognizing the dedicated service and contributions of an individual during the Korean War, in the spirit of Michael Jaharis, to our community, our country and to the world.

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