Ms. Simotas continued, “Now more than ever it is important for the Greek-American press to unite us, keep our traditions alive, and spread awareness of the pertinent issues facing our community today. In these challenging times, HNA advocates for causes important to the Greek community and preserves our shared Hellenic identity. HNA keeps its readers informed on the news affecting our community and maintains social and cultural bonds between us.”
Ms. Simotas noted that the future of the Greek American community here in the United States remains very bright. “Our community continues to produce a growing number of business leaders, elected officials, professionals and educators who will carry on the Hellenic traditions and ideals that the entire world respects. These include innovation, philanthropy, devotion to our culture and religion and above all, community service,” she remarked.
“As Greece struggles through this time of financial crisis, it is important to recognize that the best of Greece is not in the past but will be discovered in the future. The history of our community that HNA has documented through the years illustrates the unwavering spirit of the Greek people which will prevail over this adversity and allow the next generation to continue to build upon our proud history,” Ms. Simotas concluded.