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
First Recipient of the Oxi Day Award Announced
Former Navy Assistant Secretary Barbara Pope to Emcee Presentation of Oxi Day Greatest Generation Awards at WWII Memorial
Archbishop Demetrios of America to Present Oxi Day Archbishop Damaskinos Award
MSNBC Host Chris Matthews to Emcee Oxi Day Black Tie Dinner
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole to Accept Oxi Day Greatest Generation Award