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Syracuse AHEPA Chapter 37 Honors the Veterans

November 17, 2022

SYRACUSE, NY – Syracuse AHEPA Chapter 37 held its annual ‘Honor the Veterans’ event at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church on November 12. It was well-attended by chapter members and guests. Present also were District 6 Lt. Governor Chris Pappis, Albany Chapter 140 Past President George Pappis, and District 6 Secretary Michael Labatos. Brothers Filippos Georgakopoulos and Stavros Tamoutselis were presented with a certificate of appreciation for their loyal support and work in the Hellenic events of the chapter and Brother Peter J. Peters was presented with the certificate and the AHEPA Medal for Military Service for appreciation of his service in the U.S. Army.

Dr. James Telonis, AHEPA 37 Director of Hellenism, with his remarks, took us back to October 28, 1940 and ‘OXI’ Day. He said: “‘OXI’ Day should be celebrated all over the world and not just by the Greeks.”

Dr. James Telonis speaks about ‘OXI’ Day. (Photo: Chris Pappis)
Left to right: AHEPA 37 co-host Peter Manolakos, Stavros Tamoutselis, and AHEPA District 6 Secretary Michael Labatos. (Photo: Chris Pappis)
Left to right: AHEPA 37 co-host Peter Manolakos, Filippos Georgakopoulos, and AHEPA District 6 Secretary Michael Labatos. (Photo: Chris Pappis)

The historic Syracuse AHEPA Chapter 37 is the second oldest chapter in New York State, having built the first AHEPA Home in New York and having hosted the AHEPA Supreme Convention August 15-21, 1939.

Left to right: AHEPA 37 co-host Peter Manolakos, Filippos Georgakopoulos, and AHEPA District 6 Secretary Michael Labatos. (Photo: Chris Pappis)
Left to right: AHEPA District 6 Secretary Michael Labatos, Peter J. Peters, and AHEPA 37 co-host Peter Manolakos. (Photo: Chris Pappis)
AHEPA District 6 Lt. Governor Chris Pappis and District 6 Secretary Michael Labatos with Syracuse Chapter 37 members and guests. (Photo: Chris Pappis)
Albany Chapter 140 Past President George Pappis gives remarks at the Syracuse Chapter 37 annual ‘Honor the Veterans’ event. (Photo: Michael Labatos)

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