Continuing a long tradition at the White House, President Donald Trump will host a Greek Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday March 18.
The celebration was first started by President Ronald Reagan and has become a White House tradition ever since.
Hundreds of Greeks and Greek Americans are expected to attend the event to honor the men and women who fought for Greece’s independence against the Ottomans as well as the bond between U.S. and Greece.
Last year, Trump praised Greeks’ long struggle to regain their independence from the Ottoman Empire. He also praised the contribution of Greek Americans.
“We also celebrate the countless ways Greek Americans strengthened our nation… You live by the values that are the foundations of America’s greatness.
You really do. You honor hard work. You love your families. You enrich your culture. And you embrace the American Dream and you keep faith in the blessings of Almighty God,” the president has said.