SACRAMENTO, CA – The United Hellenic American Societies (UHAS) representing Greek-Americans in California received confirmation from the California State Capitol City of Sacramento to illuminate in the Greek colors of blue and white several prominent buildings as a special tribute to the community as it commemorates the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence on March 25.
Areas to be lit include the Capitol Mall, Memorial Auditorium, City College Pedestrian Bridge, K Street Tunnel, McKinley Underpass, and the Richards Boulevard and Interstate 5 Underpass.
This special tribute for the California Greek-American community was championed by and made possible with the support of City Councilmember Jeff Harris who represents the 3rd City Council District in the City of Sacramento.
“We appreciate this recognition of the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence by City Councilmember Jeff Harris,” said UHAS President Taso Zografos. “Our local parish of the Greek Orthodox Church the Annunciation and Greek-Americans statewide truly appreciate the city’s recognition of this the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence.”
The Greek flag will also be raised at the State Capitol to commemorate the bicentennial of Greek Independence on March 25.
UHAS represents the Greek American community in California. UHAS is a non-profit entity that was first established in 1954 to promote, preserve, and protect Greek culture, heritage, and tradition through strong community relations. UHAS serves as the lead organization for coordinating the annual Epiphany Blessing of the Waters, Greek Independence Day, and OXI Day events.