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Saturday, April 20th, 2012

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 the American Philhellenes Society, with the help of many friends and supporters, dedicated a memorial obelisk to honor Lucas Miltiadis Miller, the first Greek-American Congressman of the United States, and Jonathan Peckham Miller, his adoptive father and a colonel in the Greek Army during the Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans. Consul General of Greece Ioanna Efthymiadou and Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs John Scocos honored the Society by unveiling the memorial at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, burial place of Lucas Miller. A reception followed at Gruenhagen Conference Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Keynote speaker for the event was Ms. Photini Tomai-Constantopoulou, Minister A’ of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ms. Mariyana Spyropoulos, Commissioner of the Water Reclamation District of Chicago, was moderator for the event. The office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker also presented the American Philhellenes Society with a Certificate of Commendation.

The Society is grateful to its many supporters and friends who helped to make this memorial possible: in particular, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Theodore and Erika Spyropoulos Foundation, and the Dimitri and Eleni Bousis Family.

The American Philhellenes Society was established to identify the Americans who, under the leadership of President James Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine, supported and/or fought for the independence of Greece during the years 1810-1840, and to recognize and make known their contributions to the cause of freedom.


Portrait of Col. Jonathan Peckam MillerPortrait of Lucas Miltiadis MillerYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE DEDICATION OF A
MEMORIAL OBELISK IN MEMORY OF

COL. JONATHAN PECKHAM MILLER
PHILHELLENE AND ADOPTIVE FATHER OF

LUCAS MILTIADIS MILLER
BORN IN LIVADIA GREECE – 1824
FIRST GREEK AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN (1891-1893)

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013, 2 PM
RIVERSIDE CEMETERY
1901 ALGOMA BLVD, OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
GRUENHAGEN CONFERENCE CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
209 OSCEOLA STREET, OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MS. PHOTINI TOMAI-CONSTANTOPOULOU
DIRECTOR, MINISTER A’ HELLENIC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Consul GeneralUniversity of Wisconsin OshkoshORGANIZED BY: AMERICAN PHILHELLENES SOCIETY
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
THEODORE AND ERIKA SPYROPOULOS FOUNDATION
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

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Memorial

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Greek Journey Flyer 1Greek Journey Flyer 2
Display Table for American Phlhellenes

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Mr. Moses Konstantinis, Special Advisor to the Hellenic Post System (ELTA), will speak on the Hellenic and American postage stamps which have been issued over the years documenting the history and relationship between the two nations and the history of Greek coins (nomismata) and paper money (hartonomismata) dating back to the Revolution of 1821 and to the present day. The program will begin at 6pm at the Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton Street (at Waukegan Road), Niles, Illinois. Parking is available at the Fifth Third Bank, which is located on Oakton just west of Waukegan Road, or at the west lot of Culver School across from the Library.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Our next scheduled event will be on May 11, 2012 with the support of the General Consulate of Greece in Chicago and the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois. The program will begin at 6pm in the Auditorium of Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Complimentary parking will be available in Lots D and F on the west side of the campus (enter from Bryn Mawr Avenue). The Auditorium is in Building E.

Our speaker for the evening, Mrs. Photini Tomai-Constantopoulou will speak on American Philhellenism during the years 1810-1840 and the relationship that followed between the United States and Greece to the present day. Mrs. Tomai-Constatopoulou, Minister in the Service of Diplomatic and Historical Archives of Greece, is the author of The American People's Support to the Greek War of Independence 1821.

Past Events:

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Mr. Moses Konstantinis, Special Advisor to the Hellenic Post System (ELTA), will speak on the Hellenic and American postage stamps which have been issued over the years documenting the history and relationship between the two nations and the history of Greek coins (nomismata) and paper money (hartonomismata) dating back to the Revolution of 1821 and to the present day. The program will begin at 6pm at the Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton Street (at Waukegan Road), Niles, Illinois. Parking is available at the Fifth Third Bank, which is located on Oakton just west of Waukegan Road, or at the west lot of Culver School across from the Library.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Our next scheduled event will be on May 11, 2012 with the support of the General Consulate of Greece in Chicago and the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois. The program will begin at 6pm in the Auditorium of Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Complimentary parking will be available in Lots D and F on the west side of the campus (enter from Bryn Mawr Avenue). The Auditorium is in Building E.

Our speaker for the evening, Mrs. Photini Tomai-Constantopoulou will speak on American Philhellenism during the years 1810-1840 and the relationship that followed between the United States and Greece to the present day. Mrs. Tomai-Constatopoulou, Minister in the Service of Diplomatic and Historical Archives of Greece, is the author of The American People's Support to the Greek War of Independence 1821.

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