Oxi Day Commemorated in America

Astoria ParadeSchools and institutions of the Greek American Community commemorated Oxi Day on October 28th underling the timelessness of its messages and also in support of Greek Americans to the Greek people through the difficult times of the crisis. Many daytime and afternoon schools of Greek Orthodox communities held events with lectures, recitations of poems and songs. The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York once again organized the parade in Astoria. After the doxology service at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Ekaterini in Astoria, the parade was held from the church, to the Federation’s headquarters.


  1. READ FROM KATHIMERINI today— Americans are Clueless what is going on…

    “Greece In Decline”

    By Alexis Papachelas – Kathimerini News – Tuesday October 29, 2013

    Future historians will look back on the current period with utter incredulity
    and ponder how Greece was allowed to plunge into such an unprecedented

    Dysfunction has become the rule these days, and the most bizarre things
    almost fail to strike a chord any more. The list of problems and shortcomings is

    At the moment, it is not possible to know the whole truth about the
    controversial submarine deal signed in 2010 (by Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos
    Venizelos, when he was defense minister with the PASOK government).
    Nevertheless, it is hard to believe that a country which has spent several
    billion euros on the acquisition of state-of-the-art submarines is now caught up
    in this unbelievable mess and, most importantly, without a single vessel.

    Or take the procurement of the German-made Leopard tanks, which Greece
    obtained without making sure it had any ammunition for them. Sure, one aspect of
    the problem is the large amount of kickbacks involved in these purchases. At the
    same time, however, Greece has notoriously complex legislation and daunting
    procedures that make it nearly impossible to take any decision regarding

    In the end, kickbacks change hands, the money is spent, and still there is no
    decision. This is more or less how countries fall apart.

    Decline was also highly visible in the fuss about the October 28 military
    parade. On the very day that the nation should have been united and feeling
    proud about its heroic forefathers, the whole thing broke down into a fight
    about who said what, who invited whom and who paid the tanks’ fuel bill.

    Seeing the podium devoid of politicians and the public kept in a safe
    distance behind police cordons because of the fear of riots is a cause for shame
    and embarrassment. Greek institutions are in deep and undeniable


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