Happy Anniversary to… Us!

I don’t know where to begin.

This week I have felt an enormous amount of gratitude, pride, nostalgia, passion – and everything in between.

The National Herald, the sister publication of the 104-year old Ethnikos Kirix, has turned 22. While a great deal younger than its Greek counterpart, TNH is no less important to the Greek-American community and to Hellenes living all over the world.

It is also my first time celebrating this milestone as one of the two editors of this historic publication.

It is surreal. My brother and I always joked that the newspaper was our father’s ‘first child’ that needed nurturing and taking care of for more than a decade before we showed up in his and our mother’s lives. For as long as I can remember, we always celebrated every anniversary of the newspaper with a candle and a cake – just like a child’s birthday.

I must say, things have come full circle, because today I feel like a parent celebrating a milestone in my child’s life.

I still remember when my father realized that the Ethnikos Kirix in the Greek language alone was not satisfying its purpose of educating the Greek community living outside of Greece. He understood that an English edition was a product of absolute and vital necessity to provide information to the part of the Greek diaspora whose first language is English – which today comprises the majority of our community.

Although young at the time, I recall the excitement – but also the hesitation – in my father’s voice when we discussed the possibility of this new publication at the dinner table. He knew that it would be a huge undertaking for a community newspaper – but as a man who believes and feels strongly in the sense of duty and responsibility, he and the rest of the EK family pushed through to fulfill their mission.

And here we are now.

While we want to continue our father’s legacy and will try tirelessly to fill his shoes, Eraklis and I have lofty goals to expand our reach to cover even more of the Greek-American community in the United States as well as to push a new initiative to highlight the incredibly and noteworthy accomplishments of the younger generation of Greek-Americans.

The United States alone is home to more than 1.4 million Greeks and Americans of Greek descent whose stories should be told and published so that they may live on in perpetuity – for generations to come. Our archives serve as the history book of our people in America and we hope that you all will continue to support us in our efforts in writing about our great community.

On October 18, 1997, history was made when the first TNH edition was released as an insert of the EK weekend edition. Thanks to our incredible team and to all of you, since then, the English edition has grown and continues to grow on a daily basis – exceeding our expectations.

Whether it be through your telephone, computer, or the actual newspaper – thank you for welcoming us into your lives and homes every week; thank you for sharing your stories with us – the exciting, the sad, the informative, and everything in between.

We hope to maintain your trust, but also your support, so that we can remain independent – beholden to no one – and continue to offer you the reliable information that you deserve.

Thank you for believing in us and in our mission.

We are incredibly grateful and we promise there is much more to come.

6 Comments

  1. The is much more to come.. really!

    Today…your Newspaper and publications like The New York Times, Washington Post , and the media outlets of mainstream media, like CNN, Fox News, NBC , ABC etc etc . have done so much . .that less than 12 per cent of the population of America ..trust you!

    Recently, both Donald Trump ..you know the elected President of the United States and Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard running for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States …have told the U.S National Audience ..that you are fake news liars ..who smear the enemies of the state ..like Trump and Tulsi .,because you would like the Marxist government of America to continue to wage illegal foreign regime change wars and occupy every country of the world.to control their sovereignty ..like in Greece and Cyprus

    Coincidentally, both Donald and Tulsi wish to end all U.S wars of aggression and remove all U.S troops from the countries of the MIddle East..in which Donald and Tulsi have said .”we have killed millions of foreign citizens of the world and destabilized there countries and has led to the refugee crisis of Europe!

    Today Ms. Diamataris..the fake news media continues supporting the Marxist regime.by suggesting not only Donald Trump as Russian agent. but now Iraq war veteran and democratic Congresswomen Gabbard.as a Russian Agent, because they both want to stop your war crimes in Syria!

    Importantly.. only Aristocratic Elitist in the media.
    .. . ..

  2. CONT.

    And Marxist Hillary, who started the slaughter of million of foreign citizens in not only libya, but Syria still believes the American Public is inferior and stupid to believe, another Russian Narrative to demean patriotic Americans like Tulsi Gabbard..by suggesting to the compliant media.that Tulsi Gabbard .is a Russian Agent being groomed to lead a third party run to be President of the United states!

    Only Hillary Clinton and her loyal media stooges can be so deranged to use the same narratives over and over again ..to sell wars, elections and homicide of the people of the world!

    Journalist John Swinton (1829-1901), who worked as a writer for a newspaper, and had a career writing for more than a few.newspapers..described independent journalism .like the Diamataris family.as follows..

    “There is not ONE of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand that it would never appear in print! I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with…

    The business of journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread…

    We are the tools of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes!“

    Happy Anniversary.. on doing more of the same.

  3. Well Michael, must say there’s a nice almost 7 min video of Tulsi Gabbard, from the latest debate and her answers and quotes were spot on, a much more stable platform of directly talking to the American people…The truth will always be attacked, as pundits, and politicians have done since the last debate, little fear that the truth might be heard, over the false impeachment circus..Tulsi needs to go on every TV show to pitch her view. The Demon-cats will find ways to shut her out, Bernie is out, Ex VP doesn’t know where he is, Warren is still trying to hide her Middle Class Tax to pay for all her grand ideas..Even though their pushing her as the front runner, Tulsi must challenge the conversation and breakout at all costs…

  4. Dear TNH,
    Congratulations on your anniversary. However, for a Greek-issues publication, you seem to devote a lot of space on anti-Trump articles that have nothing to do with Greek issues. Are you trying to compete with the New York Times and Washington Post for Trump hatred? Not all Greeks are Democrats and are not interested in these biased articles. So, stick with the Greek issues and stay out of biased left-wing politics.

  5. VIET VET.. you have it wrong! TNH and the Mass Media do no represent left wing politics.. but a Police state not run by fascist, capitalist, communist, Neo Cons, Socialist. and mobsters… but the worst form of Tyranny.. An Aristocracy of Marxist Stalinist .Oligarchs now appointed in every department of our democracy

    Like Donald Trump. Eric Snowden, Julian Assange, and now Tulsi Gabbard,… they have exposed the Tyranny and crimes of members of the U.S Totalitarian government.. groomed , manipulated and appointed  by the Clinton, Bush, Obama, and  media families. to wage illegal wars and rape our treasury to take over the economic, political and military sovereignty of the independent countries of the World, including America!,

    Consequently, all are being prosecuted and eliminated by the Marxist Stalinist followers in the Justice Department , FBI, C.I.A, State Department , Foreign Relations committee, Congress, and Media  to serve the interests of an Aristocracy of Elitist Billionaires who purchased the rights to control thru Marxist Regimes to represent their interests, not those of the independent countries of the world.  .. 

    Only depraved white supremacist Marxist.like leader Hillary Clinton who publicly confessed to the world …that she was responsible for the war crimes Foreign Regime change invasion of libya based on lies of genocide by the leader of libya fighting her proxy Terrorist armies! ..

    It was Hillary who then watched her armies .

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      and indict herself for the assassination of the leader of libya.. by screaming out .. “WE CAME, WE SAW, HE DIED”..
      NO! MARXIST HILLARY CLINTON.KILLED THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AND PEOPLE OF LIBYA .. INCLUDING A U.S AMBASSADOR!. 

      THEN HILLARY, BIDEN, MENENDEZ AND THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES SMEAR AND DEMEAN..AN iRAQ WAR VETERAN TULSI GABBARD, WHO RISKED HER LIFE IN A THEATER OF DEATH.TO FIGHT THE VERY ARMIES OF TERRORIST SPONSORED BY HILLARY C;LINTON…”AS A RUSSIAN ASSET AND AGENT.. AND MAKING HER ANOTHER ENEMY OF THE MARXIST PROLETARIAT STATE THAT TNH SERVES!

      HILLARY CLINTON, THE AGENT FROM HELL.WHO MADE SAUDI ARABIA T,HE NUMBER 1 STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM THE NUMBER ONE ARMS PURCHASER OF AMERICAN ARMS, DESPITE THE FACT,THAT DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORTS AND NON OTHER THAN  JOE BIDEN IN A SPEECH AT HARVARD FEATURED IN YOU TUBE CONFESSED.THAT SAUDI ARABIA, AND THE SUNNI MUSLIM REGIMES OF QATAR AND UAE, TNH PATRICK THEROS AND CLINTON APPOINTEE BEST BUDDIES .WERE ARMING EVERY TERRORIST IN SYRIA ..TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF SYRIA!

      IT WAS JULIANNE ASSAGE NOW BEING TORTURED BY UK AND US MARXIST. WHO REVEALED THAT THE QUEEN OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTYHAD FULLY BEEN AWARE , THAT SHE WAS SUPPORTING STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM….SAUDI ARABIA, AND TURKEY! .. 

      WHY HAVE NOT THE CLINTON, BUSH , OBAMA , MENENDEZ, AND BIDEN FAMILIES NOT BEEN INDICTED FOR TREASON IN COMMITTING THE CARNAGE WE SEE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AMERICA?

      CONINCIDENTALLY .ALL COMRADES OF TNH!

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