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Mass. Church Scholarship Named for Medal of Honor Winner Dilboy

One of the greatest Greek-American heroes, World War I Medal of Honor winner George Dilboy (Georgios Dilvois) was honored again with an endowment fund to mark his 125th birthday on Feb. 5..
The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Somerville, Massachusetts, which borders Boston, said it’s raising an initial $250,000 investment to seed the fund, The Somerville Times reported.
It will fund an annual scholarship for a Somerville High School graduating senior, and a Dilboy Medal of Honor awards ceremony recognizing Greek-Americans who made extraordinary charitable and philanthropic contributions to humanity.
“George Dilboy is a beloved son of both Somerville and the Greek community,” said Diane Karavitis, President of the Dormition Parish Council. “Dormition Church sees the opportunity to celebrate Dilboy’s memory in a way that is prestigious and everlasting.”
General John Pershing listed Dilboy as "one of the ten great heroes" who "died in the battlefield of France with super-human heroism and valor,” killed after leading an attack on a machine gun position, still firing away.
Dilboy Field and Dilboy Stadium were named after him, as was Somerville's Dilboy VFW Post #529.


ATHENS – Envolve Entrepreneurship, one of Libra Group’s social programs established to support Greek entrepreneurs, celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 8.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

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PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


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O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

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