September 22nd, 2021
Letter to the Editor
Ms. Aphrodite Kotrotsios, Editor
Hellenic News of America
P.O. Box 465
Concordville, PA. 19331-0465
What a great pleasure to receive the September issue of Hellenic News and realize that you have already accumulated a history of over thirty years!
I looked at the front page picture featuring a youthful version of your father next to Michael Dukakis and could not believe that more than thirty years had passed from the day of his campaign for the Presidency of the USA. And my contribution at that time was to translate into English Fredie Germanos’ book “Yassou Ellina.”
Dukakis failed to realize his and our dreams, but your father undeterred continued his own dream to unite the Omogeneia with the new voice of his paper. And his experiment stood the test of time and Hellenism has benefited greatly from his bold initiative. Not so young anymore he passed the baton to you, who has proved yourself to be a great successor. Indeed, you brought a fresh new look and the youth of your generation that grew up with the internet, the electronic media and the news on a continuous basis. Thus, in a way you have many more challenges than dad with choice and selection of news to print. Still with your youthful energy and passion and dad’s accumulated wisdom you are navigating extremely well this challenge.
Dad felt that Hellenic News would be incomplete without Hellenic Commerce. And there his genius concocted another innovation that further united the Greeks of Greece with the Diaspora Greeks. And with the speed of Hermes he brought together the best products of mother Greece to her children in the New World with his annual Hermes Expo. And the Greeks meet once a year, for some thirty years now, eating together, exchanging products, views and ideas and keeping the ties of Metropolitan Hellenism with those of American Hellenism strong and healthy. And the tradition of Logios and Kerdoos Hermes continues to benefit our Omogeneia and Greece.
For all the above, please accept my heartfelt congratulations for keeping us connected, for offering us food for thought and for our table, for bringing forth what unites us and for advancing our paideia, our faith and our culture to us, our children, and our American friends nationwide.
Dr. Aristotle Michopoulos
Thanks for reading Hellenic News of America
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