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
2022 Oxi Courage Award recipient Masih Alinejad named one of TIME’s Women of the Year
Oxi Courage Award Winners Unite in Ukraine
Extraordinary Greek People Book Signing at Embassy of Greece
Washington Oxi Day Foundation Supports Ukraine Children’s Book Project
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Recipient of the 2022 Oxi Courage Award, Named TIME Person of the Year
George Poppas Honored with 2022 Oxi Service Award
Dr. George Hatsopoulos Honored with 2022 Haseotes Service Award
Col. Jack Jacobs Honored with 2022 Calamos Service Award
Re-live the magic of the 2022 Oxi Courage and Service Awards
Evgenia Kara-Murza delivers stirring remarks at Oxi Courage Awards