ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY EVENT
During World War I Private George Dilboy, an American soldier whose Greek parents hailed from Asia
was serving in France. His xtraordinary heroism during one intense ground battle cost him his life
and earned him the Medal of Honor. Private Dilboy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Every
Memorial Day since 1949, members of Washington Area AHEPA Chapters and Hellenic organizations visit his gravesite along with 550 other gravesites of Greek Americans to lay a commemorative wreath, offer a brief prayer and pay special tribute to their sacrifice for our country.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
We are asking each District Governor to work with our Supreme Governors to identify National Cemeteries in their District, ask his Chapters to adopt a cemetery, identify the gravesites of Greek Americans interred therein and organize Wreath Laying on Memorial Day. A Listing of the National Cemeteries is attached along with a recommended Procedural Checklist and a Briefing packet used by the Washington Area Chapters.