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
Zelenskyy honored for “the loudest, most piercing NO!”
Zelenskyy, Alinejad and Eizenstat Honored at Oxi Courage Awards
2022 Philotimo Scholarship Winners Announced
Zelenskyy and Alinejad to Receive 2022 Oxi Courage Awards
Greek-American Community Honors Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Philotimo Scholarship Competition
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