10 January, 2008
Veteran journalist Elias Demetrakopoulos was honored here this week by the Greek state for his efforts against a military dictatorship ruling the country between 1967-1974.
In a special ceremony at the Greek embassy in Washington D.C., Greek ambassador Alexandros Mallias awarded Dimitrakopoulos the medal of Commander of the Order of the Phoenix on behalf of the Greek President Karolos Papoulias.
The ceremony was attended by former senator and one-time US presidential candidate George McGovern.
Source: Athens News Agency