Remembering the meaning of the Greek ‘Ochi’ in 1940


October 28 is "Ochi Day" in Greece. It marks the anniversary of the decision by Athens on October 28, 1940 to reject an ultimatum from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, which triggered Greece's entry into the Second World War.

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing American policymakers and the public about the profound role Greece played in bringing about the outcome of World War II.

It has compiled a video of world leaders acknowledging the role played by Greeks in the Second World War and of the work done by the foundation.