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 Award Winner Receives Congressional Gold Medal
Save the Dates: Oct. 24 – 25
Good News for First Battle of Crete Award Winner
Oxi Day Award Winner Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Historic Victory for Democracy
Washington Oxi Day Foundation Salutes Sponsor Nicholas Lazares
Oxi Day Story Reaches China
Hellenic Times: National & World Leaders Learn OXI Day Story
The Hellenic Voice Covers Oxi Day in Washington
Oxi Day Celebration Featured in Neo Magazine
Heroes Who Refuse to Allow the Oxi Day Story to be Forgotten