This weekend Greece and America celebrated the world coming back to life again during a ceremony that honored the past.
On June 6, hundreds of VIP attendees gathered on shops that sailed to the Statue of Liberty for a ceremony called ”Sail to Freedom.” The anniversary of 200 years since the commencement of the Greek Revolution of 1821 was recognized with a grand party on the summer day.
The significant contribution of the Greek experience recognized the Greek Diaspora and the Philhellenes to the National effort. GLOBAL ALIVE LLC produced the luxurious ceremony under the auspices of the State Department for Hellenes Abroad of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Region of Attica and the Region of Central Macedonia, which is conducted with the support of the following: Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, International Propeller Club of USA, International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, AHEPA, Empire State District #6 New York State, AHEPA, Delphi Chapter #25 Manhattan – NYC, Ionian Cultural Federation, Yacht Club of Greece, Hellenic Lawyers Association of New York, Hellenic Medical Society of New York, World Hellenic Biomedical Association, Hellenic Daily News NY, Pan-Gregorian Enterprises of Metro New York New York and Long Island – Eastern Mediterranean Business and Cultural Alliance (New York City), Greece 200 Bicentennial Greece, Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (Tennessee), Sons of Pericles New Renaissance Chapter # 5 (Manhattan, NYC), and Daughters of Penelope Evryklea Chapter # 36 (Manhattan, NYC).
The event was established by Evageline Plakas, publisher of the Hellenic Golden Directory and Hellenic Daily News and Honorary Chairman and Greek American businessman/philanthropist John Catsimatidis. The entire day was broadcast live through live streaming with direction by Kostas Kimoulis with the technical support of Xizmonmedia.