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File #: 0079X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/23/2017 In control: Stinziano
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To Recognize and Celebrate the 196th Anniversary of the Independence of Greece and the Contributions of Greek Americans to the City of Columbus
Sponsors: Michael Stinziano, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein

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To Recognize and Celebrate the 196th Anniversary of the Independence of Greece and the Contributions of Greek Americans to the City of Columbus

 

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WHEREAS, the people of ancient Greece developed the concept of democracy, in which the supreme power to govern was vested in the people and the founding fathers of the United States, drew heavily on the political experience and philosophy of ancient Greece in forming the representative democracy of the United States; and

WHEREAS, to pay honor to Greece’s Independence Day, March 25th, 1821, the City of Columbus recognizes the contributions by Greek Americans to our city by our shared efforts and similar ideals that have forged a close bond between the people of Greece and the City of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, the 196th Anniversary of Greek Independence is observed in the City of Columbus as celebration of not only Greek culture, but of Greece’s undeniable contributions to our American way of life and Columbus serving as an opportunity city; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus has greatly benefited by the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of its citizens and is pleased to join the celebration of the independence of Greece. The City of Columbus is proud to pay tribute to all individuals of Greek descent and acknowledge the contributions they have made to the City of Columbus; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

That this Council does recognize and celebrate March 25th, 2017, Greek Independence Day, with the people of Greece and Greek Americans here in the City of Columbus during Greece’s 196th Independence Day.