Pinewood American International School and the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) teamed up on the evening of Monday, June 6 to commemorate one of the most important strategic events of World War II, an event that changed the course of history.
Each of the three presentations gave a different perspective on the allied operation in Normandy, France. General John Posner of the U.S. Air Force stationed at NATO in Larissa, Greece focused on the strategic importance by emphasizing the way in which this battle changed the course of the war. Professor P. Savvaidis of Aristotle University centered his enlightening discussion on the historical significance, emphasizing the Greek involvement on that historic day. Finally, Father K. Chalvatzakis, Orthodox priest and prolific author spoke about the spiritual significance of D-day from a humanistic perspective. Together, the three keynote speakers’ discussions illuminated and extended the meaning of working transnationally for a noble cause. Pinewood thanks everyone who participated, including the AHEPA President of the Thessaloniki Chapter, Mr. Spiros Sargos, AHEPA President of the International Association, Dr. Alfred Barich, for their vision and execution of this wonderful evening.