Poems and songs commemorating OXI day filled the church hall at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church yesterday. The community gathered for the annual Greek school presentation following church services. The stage, decorated in blue and white flag of Greece, framed and evoked a sense of pride for the school students.

73 years later, OXI day is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world. On October 28, 1940, Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.