SYRACUSE, NY – Syracuse AHEPA Chapter 37 held its 4th Annual Veterans Event on October 16 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. It was well-attended by AHEPA chapter members, family, and friends. Also, in attendance were AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos and his wife Stephanie Moskos, AHEPA D6 Lt. Governor Chris Pappis, Daughters of Penelope (DOP) D6 Governor Maria Patelos, DOP D6 Lt. Governor Eleni Damaskos-Christou, DOP D6 Secretary Marina Patelos, and William McKinley Chapter 91 President Steve Eoannou from Buffalo, NY.
The chapter presented the AHEPA Certificate for Military Service to the families of two Veteran Brothers who recently passed. The Heroes Medal was presented by D6 Governor Dean Moskos on behalf of Past Supreme President George Horiates to AHEPA Chapter 37 member and D6 Director of Veterans Affairs Theodore H. Limpert. Dr. James Telonis, AHEPA Chapter 37 Chairman of Hellenism, offered memories of OXI Day honoring World War II veterans.
A special award was presented by Syracuse Chapter 37 President and D6 Warden Mike Labatos to Chris Pappis for his contribution to the growth of Syracuse Chapter 37 while serving as D6 Secretary from 2015 to 2021.