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The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York is Set to Announce U.S. Senator Robert Menendez as its 2012 Parade Grand Marshal

December 29, 2011

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York will be announcing the details surrounding the 2012 Greek Independence Day Parade during a press conference, to be held under the auspices of the Greek Consulate and Ambassador Aghi Balta. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at the Greek Consulate, located at 69 East 79th Street, New York, NY.

During the Press Conference, the Greek organization will announce that U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey was unanimously selected to be the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Greek Parade, in recognition of his steadfast support for Cyprus and the Greek National causes.

The parade Co-Chairman and well-regarded businessmen, Mr. Philip Christopher, as well as the Parade Chairman Emeritus and well-known philanthropist and businessman, Mr. John Catsimatidis, are proud to welcome members of the press and Presidents of all Hellenic organizations in attending this meaningful press conference and honor Senator Menendez. The President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, Mr. Elias Tsekerides, noted, “Senator Robert Menendez exemplifies the American Democratic values for freedom and human rights, and the Hellenic ideals of Greek revolution that provided Greece, the birthplace of democracy, its freedom and independence from the Ottoman Empire. He has been a commanding voice and advocate of our issues throughout his service in the House and Senate.”

This year marks the 74th year that the Greek Independence Day Parade will take place on New York’s Fifth Avenue, starting at 64th and continuing to 79th Street on Sunday, March 25, 2012, beginning at 2:00 p.m. More than 50 floats and bands, as well as 100,000 participants and spectators are expected to attend the parade, commemorating the 191st anniversary of Greece’s independence after 400 years of Turkish Ottoman rule on March 25,1821.

More information regarding the events can be found on the homepage of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York: http://www.hellenicsocieties.org.

Members of the press interested in scheduling an interview or to request VIP Press Passes to select invitation-only events, please contact:

Georgea Kontzamanis
Federation of Hellenic Societies

SOURCE Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York

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