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DEDICATION OF A MEMORIAL OBELISK Events

2013/04/20
2013/04/20
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Saturday, April 20th, 2013

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 the American Philhellenes Society, with the help of many friends and supporters, dedicated a memorial obelisk to honor Lucas Miltiadis Miller, the first Greek-American Congressman of the United States, and Jonathan Peckham Miller, his adoptive father and a colonel in the Greek Army during the Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans. Consul General of Greece Ioanna Efthymiadou and Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs John Scocos honored the Society by unveiling the memorial at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, burial place of Lucas Miller. A reception followed at Gruenhagen Conference Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Keynote speaker for the event was Ms. Photini Tomai-Constantopoulou, Minister A’ of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ms. Mariyana Spyropoulos, Commissioner of the Water Reclamation District of Chicago, was moderator for the event. The office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker also presented the American Philhellenes Society with a Certificate of Commendation.

The Society is grateful to its many supporters and friends who helped to make this memorial possible: in particular, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Theodore and Erika Spyropoulos Foundation, and the Dimitri and Eleni Bousis Family.

The American Philhellenes Society was established to identify the Americans who, under the leadership of President James Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine, supported and/or fought for the independence of Greece during the years 1810-1840, and to recognize and make known their contributions to the cause of freedom.

 

Portrait of Col. Jonathan Peckam MillerPortrait of Lucas Miltiadis MillerYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE DEDICATION OF A
MEMORIAL OBELISK IN MEMORY OF

COL. JONATHAN PECKHAM MILLER
PHILHELLENE AND ADOPTIVE FATHER OF

LUCAS MILTIADIS MILLER
BORN IN LIVADIA GREECE – 1824
FIRST GREEK AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN (1891-1893)

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013, 2 PM
RIVERSIDE CEMETERY
1901 ALGOMA BLVD, OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
GRUENHAGEN CONFERENCE CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
209 OSCEOLA STREET, OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MS. PHOTINI TOMAI-CONSTANTOPOULOU
DIRECTOR, MINISTER A’ HELLENIC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Consul GeneralUniversity of Wisconsin OshkoshORGANIZED BY: AMERICAN PHILHELLENES SOCIETY
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
THEODORE AND ERIKA SPYROPOULOS FOUNDATION
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

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