Many know that Greece created democracy, but few know that it also saved it… Until now. The Washington Oxi Day Foundation’s events and ongoing activities will resurrect the incredible Oxi Day story and assure it becomes part of the collective public memory.
Early in the morning of October 28th, 1940, the Greek Prime Minister was awoken to respond to a series of demands from a representative of the Axis Powers which would have allowed foreign troops free reign in Greece.
His response was simple, yet firm: “Oxi” — No.
The Oxi Day Story
Today’s heroes around the world who – in the spirit of Oxi Day – courageously battle Goliaths for freedom and democracy are nominated by America’s policymakers and opinion leaders to be honored before international and national leaders convening in Washington, D.C. each October for the Annual Washington Oxi Day Celebration.
2016 Oxi Gala Highlights
The Washington Oxi Day Foundation offers five scholarships to the Greek-American students (grades 6-12) who best describe “philotimo”
The Greek Secret Trailer
Constantinos Georgiou Honored with 2023 Oxi Service Award
William and George Stoukides Honored with 2023 Haseotes Service Award
Harris Pappas Honored with2023 Calamos Service Award
Rabbi Andrew Baker Receives 2023 Metropolitan Chrysostomos Award
Honoring the Courage and Service of Greek and Greek-American Veterans
Hong Kong Democracy Activists Honored at 13th OXI Courage Awards
Rescuers of Abducted Ukrainian Children – Honored at 13th OXI Courage Awards
Heroes for Children, Democracy and Tolerance Against Russia, China and Antisemitism Honored at 13th OXI Courage Awards
2023 Philotimo Scholarship Winners Announced
Greek-American Organizations Unite In Honoring and Meeting with Greece’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister