By A. Makris - Mar 24, 2017
“I love the Greeks” were the first words of President Trump hosting his first Greek Independence Day celebration at the White House, Friday March 24. The celebration was first started by President Reagan and has become a tradition ever since.
Hundreds of Greeks and Greek Americans attended the event to honor the men and women who fought for Greece’s Independence against the Ottomans as well as the bond between USA and Greece. The night before, another celebration was hosted by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and was also attended by distinguished guests, among them Vice President Pence.
Although this year the White House went as Greek as it gets – with music, dancing and of course Greek food – some of the best entertainment came from President Trump himself as he was greeting the cheering crowd.
The president also signed a proclamation paying tribute to the Greek revolution that started on March 25th 1821 and resulted in Greece’s liberation.