Vice-President Joe Biden, who was sworn in for the second time, also attended a Greek-American event organized in Washington D.C. during the second inauguration festivities for President Barack Obama.
Biden spoke highly of the Greek Diaspora’s contribution to the growth and development of the U.S. over the years, while he also complimented Archbishop Demetrios of America for his work and ethos.
Three prominent Greek-American businessmen and funders of the Democratic Party, James Tsanos, George Tsounis and Dennis Mill were honored during the event. Besides Biden, the event was also attended by Archbishop Demetrios, the three honorees, former Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Senator Charles Schumer and other Congress members.
Archbishop Demetrios will be among the dignitaries attending the official ceremonies from the Presidential platform at the U.S. Capitol and immediately after will attend the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon and deliver the benediction. Additionally, he was invited to participate in the National Inaugural Prayer Service to be held the day after the inauguration, Jan. 22 in the National Cathedral.