US Admiral James Stavridis Receives 2011 Athenagoras Human Rights Award

Greek-American US Admiral James G. Stavridis and the three million members of the US Armed Services received the 2011 Athenagoras Human Rights Award by the Archbishop Demetrios of America and the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’ National Commander Dr. Anthony Limberakis during a banquet held at the New York Hilton hotel on October 15.

Admiral Stavridis is the highest ranking Greek-American in the history of the United States Military, serving as the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe. Both he and the joint members of the American Forces were honored for their selfless contribution to promoting and defending human rights around the world.

Admiral Stavridis thanked the Greek Orthodox Archiodecese of America for the award, while referring to the humanitarian role of the Armed Forces and his family values.


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