Greek-American congressmen Chris Pappas, John Sarbanes, and Gus Bilirakis tabled a resolution in the House of Representatives calling for October 28 to be recognized as “Oxi” (pronounced Ohi) Day in the United States.
“I am proud to lead this resolution that allows us to stand with our Greek allies and celebrate our shared democratic values,” Pappas said.
On his part, Sarbanes stated: “I am proud as we pay tribute to the heroism of the Greek people. The example they set, then and now, serves as a beacon of hope for freedom and democracy across the entire world.”
Bilirakis said that this historic day celebrates the internal power and spirit to stand up against injustice and tyranny. “We must never let future generations forget our rich cultural heritage, which defines who we are as a people and helps guide our path forward.”