The White House will celebrate Greek Independence Day on March 9th this year. The reason for celebrating two weeks earlier instead of the actual day on March 25th is because president Barrack Obama has a very heavy schedule and will be out of the country on the 25th.
As officials reported to a Greek-American member of the congress, the President wouldn’t want to miss the event and disappoint the Greek-American supporters that are already disappointed by the fact that Obama cannot find available dates for a meeting with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in Washington. As an American official reported, vice president Joe Biden and probably the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will be present for the Greek Independence day celebration. Archbishop Demetrius, the Ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus and members of congress, will be present.
The big question is how many guests will be invited from the Greek-American Community. Last year there was an issue with not providing enough invitations to many Greek organizations, some of which expressed written complaints to the White House.
Source: Greek USA Reporter