On March 25, 2021, landmark buildings and bridges around the United States will light up in the white and blue of the Greek flag in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence.
The iconic pillars at LAX, the city of Los Angeles’ international airport, will be illuminated in the colors of Greece on the day and the Greek flag will also be raised at the California State Capitol Building in Sacramento.
Other buildings and areas which will also be illuminated to show respect for the Greek Bicentennial are the Richards/I-5 underpass, the Capitol Mall, the K street Tunnel, City College Pedestrian Bridge, Memorial Auditorium and the McKinley Underpass.
The initiative for the illuminations belongs to the United Hellenic American Societies (UHAS) representing Greek Americans in California and the efforts of Taso Zografos, the President of the United Hellenic American Societies of Northern California (UHAS).
“Our Greek community in California is working together in unison to pay tribute to those who stood up to tyranny, sacrificed their lives in the fight against oppression, and bravely liberated Greece from occupation” said UHAS President Taso Zografos.
“Hellenes and Philhellenes around the world continue to stand united in defense of freedom and liberty for all.”
(Source: Greek Reporter)