US President Donald Trump held a ceremony at the White House on Monday evening to celebrate Greek Independence Day.
The US President was accompanied by Archbishop Demetrios and an enthusiastic crowd of Greek-Americans, cabinet members, ambassadors and staff, Greek City Time reports.
“On this day, we honor the shared values that bind our two countries as faithful allies and friends, and we recognize the profound impact Greek‑Americans have had on every aspect of our culture,” Trump said.
Citing the contributions of Greek culture to world history, the American President mentioned Homer and Aristotle and geometry and map-making, among others, and said that Greece is the birthplace of democracy.
Following Trump’s brief address, Archbishop Demetrios thanked the president for his continued support and said it was an honour to be in the White House, which symbolised a nation of freedom for all.
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