Freedom is not free. Whoever and wherever we are, we owe our freedom today to those who came before us and fought and died for the principles they believed in. Greece (Hellas) will celebrate 200 years of freedom from the Ottoman Empire in 2021. Help us remember and honor those brave American Philhellenes whose support helped liberate this ancient land. The time is now to step up and say, “I want to help!”
The American Philhellenes Society, through the efforts of its Board of Directors and with the approval and cooperation of the City of Aurora, is erecting a monument in memory of the American Philhellenes who contributed both militarily and monetarily to the efforts of the Greek Revolution of 1821
The American Philhellenes Society was organized to research the American Philhellenes who supported and fought in the Greek War of Independence in 1821. In 2021 the world will honor the 200th anniversary of the 1821 Greek Revolution and the Greek War of Independence. We are morally and ethically obliged to respect and honor all philhellenes of the world who actively participated in this struggle of the Greek Ethnos and, in particular, the American Philhellenes.
Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois, and Mayor Richard C. Irvin have announced that they are proud to be a part of this undertaking which honors the sacrifices of our Philhellene forefathers and all Hellenes who fought for the Independence of Greece. The monument will be in Wilder Park, near the city’s downtown area and easily accessible to all.
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Please help make a difference in the strengthening of the bi-lateral relations of Greece and the United States by contributing to the American Philhellenes monument to be erected in Wilder Park, Aurora, Illinois.
The American Philhellenes Society
5200 West Jarvis Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Tel: (847) 674-1773
Fax: (847) 674-1739
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Panagiotis D. Nikolopoulos
Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei, Ph.D.
Stavros Basseas, Ph.D.
Dr. Anthony Ferguson
Maria N. Stamatopoulos
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Linos G. Benakis
Counselor, Academy of Athens
Chairman, Greek American Nursing Home
Hariklia Dimitropoulos-McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Loyola University, Chicago
Thanasis Economou, Ph.D.
Director, Government Archives
Province of Argolidos, Greece
John G. Manos
George Papadantonakis, Ph.D.
Publisher, Ermioni Magazine
Admiral (Ret'd) Hellenic Navy
Eleftherios Fitras (†)
Efstathios Bourodimos (†)
George P. Alexandrou (†)