The 2023 Oxi Day Celebration

See Photos and Videos from the 13th Annual Oxi Courage and Service Awards.

The Positive Power of NO!

Watch last year’s 12th Annual OXI Courage and Service Awards as we honored and inspired courage.

Celebrating OXI Courage

Past & Present in the Spirit of OXI Day

Past Honorees

Honoring today’s Davids vs. Goliaths 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 David vs. Goliath #OXIcourage as the Greeks did in fighting 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.”



December 1, 2023
Constantinos Georgiou Honored with 2023 Oxi Service Award
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November 30, 2023
William and George Stoukides Honored with 2023 Haseotes Service Award
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November 29, 2023
Harris Pappas Honored with2023 Calamos Service Award
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November 15, 2023
Rabbi Andrew Baker Receives 2023 Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award
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November 9, 2023
Honoring the Courage and Service of Greek and Greek-American Veterans
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November 8, 2023
Hong Kong Democracy Activists Honored at 13th OXI Courage Awards
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November 7, 2023
Rescuers of Abducted Ukrainian Children – Honored at 13th OXI Courage Awards
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November 3, 2023
Heroes for Children, Democracy and Tolerance Against Russia, China and Antisemitism Honored at 13th OXI Courage Awards
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October 19, 2023
2023 Philotimo Scholarship Winners Announced
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September 22, 2023
Greek-American Organizations Unite In Honoring and Meeting with Greece’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
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This important activity in Washington, DC is made possible by the generous support of the following individuals and organizations:
Gold Sponsors
  • The Nicholas J. & Anna K. Bouras Foundation
  • The John P. Calamos Foundation
  • The Haseotes Family
  • Manatos & Manatos
Silver Sponsors
  • Danialle & Pete Karmanos, Jr.
  • Libra Philanthropies
  • George & Judy Marcus
  • James and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation
  • Paul & Lynn Peters
  • Michael & Robin Psaros
Bronze Sponsors
  • Leon & Robyn Andris
  • Atlantic Bank, a division of Flagstar Bank, N.A.
  • Jim Chanos
  • Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation
  • Demitrios & Georgia Halakos
  • Dennis & Karen Mehiel
  • Metropoulos Family Foundation
  • The Mistras Family
  • The Harris Pappas Family
  • Dr. Mihael and Mahy Polymeropoulos
  • John & Marisa Payiavlas
  • Gerry & Jeannie Ranglas
  • John Stratakis & Dr. Corina
  • Gerontis-Stratakis
  • Tsakos Energy Navigation
  • American Legion Menichios Post #324 & Peter J. Vergados
  • Zacharie Haseotes Vinios & Lou Vinios
  • American Jewish Committee
  • Georgetown Cupcake
  • Gus Georgiou Family
  • Hellenic Hearts
  • Gus Kalaris & Axios Wines
  • Costa & Allyson Sideridis
  • Soupata Zervoulis Family Foundation
  • Mariyana Spyropoulos
  • The William & George Stoukides Families
  • The Vasiliou Family
  • Verras Law, P.A.

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