COMMUNITY US

AHEPA welcomes Congress support for US-Greek relations

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The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) hailed on Friday the approval by the US Congress of a funding bill that includes boosting Greek army education and training and raises obstacles in the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.

COMMUNITY History

NY memorial planned for Greek sailors’ contributions to WWII victory

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The more than 2,000 Greek sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for freedom on the Atlantic Ocean, perhaps the last unsung heroes of WWII, will finally be honored thanks to the East Mediterranean Business Cultural Alliance (EMBCA), which is seeking to build a monument to their memory in Manhattan.

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Mapping Athens’s First Cemetery

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Located behind the Panathenaic Stadium, Athens’s First Cemetery is famed for its remarkable funerary sculptures and monuments, many signed by eminent artists and architects. More than 180 years since its establishment, bloggers Filia Xilas Pattakou and Linda Theodorou are attempting to map the site, which is home to the graves of such notables as Heinrich Schliemann (by Ernst Ziller), Ioannis Pesmazoglou, Georgios Averoff and Melina Mercouri. The pictured “Sleeping Maiden” by sculptor Giannoulis Chalepas is among its most famous monuments. [InTime News]