November 17

Wreaths being laid in front of a statue in Athens today commemorating the
November 17th student uprising

Today is the anniversary of the student uprising against the military junta on November 17, 1973 in Athens. Greeks love to celebrate holidays, but today is a day when we reflect on a profoundly tragic and defining moment in the democratic pursuit of freedom. I am reminded how lucky and blessed I am to grow up seeing a freer Greece.

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