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
Oxi Day Foundation Congratulates General Poppas
Leaders Call on Russia to Free Oxi Courage Honoree Kara-Murza
Oxi Courage Award Recipient Arrested in Russia
TIME Women of the Year features #OXIcourage
Remembering Greatest Generation Honorees on the 80th Anniversary of US entry into WWII
2021 Oxi Courage Awards Showcase Strength and Depth of Human Spirit
A SALUTE TO THE COURAGE OF GREEK-AMERICAN AND GREEK VETERANS
Greek-American Heroes Honored with Service Awards
Can’t Join Us In Person? Watch the Oxi Courage and Service Awards LIVE Online
2021 Philotimo Scholarship Winners Announced