Nicholas Karacostas, Supreme President of AHEPA, the largets Greek-American Organization in the world issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts:
“The AHEPA family was saddened to learn Senator Edward Kennedy passed away in the early morning.
“The senator was one of the most influential senators in history. He strongly supported our efforts to honor Constantino Brumidi with the Congressional Gold Medal, and he supported many issues affecting the American Hellenic community throughout his 47 years in public life. We salute his decades of public service and the passion he demonstrated for the issues he felt were important to society and to the constituents he represented.
“Our deepest sympathies are with the family of Senator Kennedy. May his memory be eternal.”