Rhode Island State House Honors the 200th Anniversary of Greece’s Independence

PROVIDENCE, RI – Greek-American Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas Raptakis informed The National Herald that the Rhode Island State House dome in Providence is lit in blue and white in honor of the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence.

As a beacon for the state, the Rhode Island State House dome is illuminated in state-of-the-art exterior LED lighting to mark holidays and other special events throughout the year, including this year’s especially historic bicentennial of the Greek Revolution.

Senator Raptakis represents Rhode Island’s District 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich.

Senator Raptakis is a member of Alpha Omega; Chapter 106, District 7 of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA); the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church; Club 100; the Coventry–West Greenwich Elks; and FOP Lodge #26.

Prior to his election to the Rhode Island Senate in 2012, Senator Raptakis served in the Senate from 1996-2010 as well as in the House of Representatives from 1992-1996.


Ambassador Dimitrios Tsikouris (JD, MA) has a 36-year-long career in the Greek Diplomatic Service with assignments in Germany, the United Nations, New Orleans, Washington, DC, NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, Iran, Belgium, Indonesia, Malaysia, and ASEAN.

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