Sons of Pericles #20 Honor OXI in California

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AHEPA’s Sons of Pericles District 20, Chapter 426, in Southern California had its annual "OXI" Day Luncheon Celebration on Sunday, October 31st, 2010, after church services at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach, CA.

By Joanna Xipa

It was a thrill to see more than 200 people attend this year and help raise $1000 towards the St. Katherine's Hellenic Library, in memory of Dr. Theodore Markellos, past President & Vice President of South Bay AHEPA Chapter 426. The Library will provide for the surrounding community the resources they need to propagate our Hellenic Heritage onto future generations.

A special Veterans Presentation was lead by Mr. Tom Stratos who introduced two guest speakers. Mr. John Christopher talked about his World War II service in the British RAF (Royal Air Force) and Mr. George Stavros talked about his World War II experience with the 5th Army. Mr. Tom Stratos presented the annual "Veteran of the Year" Award to Fr. Courey for his father's service in the war.

In addiiton, Peter Vasilion, past Sons of Pericles President, presented a video on the history of OXI and the events around October 28th. Sons Supreme Governor, Joey Skarzenski, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Ahepan Peter Loukatos prepared the wonderful luncheon for all to enjoy!


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