The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA) is working with the office of Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Randall Woodfin to restore a World War I Memorial statue AHEPA erected in 1923 that protesters defaced, announced Supreme President George G. Horiates.
Last week, Supreme President Horiates sent a letter to Mayor Woodfin inquiring about the status of the memorial. He also offered AHEPA’s assistance to clean and restore it to its rightful place in Linn Park.
“We thank the city for its cooperation,” Horiates said. “We also thank WVTM-13 Reporter Jeff Eliasoph, who interviewed Past Supreme President Ike Gulas about AHEPA’s efforts to restore the statue.”
- WVTM-13 report: https://www.wvtm13.com/article/world-war-i-memorial-statue-in-birmingham-vandalized-during-sunday-night-riots-removed-by-city/32784964
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Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
AHEPA’s mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.
For more information, please visit www.ahepa.org.