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Written by Michael Servos








Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance


Crest Lake Park, Clearwater, Florida USA


President & Chairman

Father Robert “Bob” Swick

and Board of Directors


Father Bob


After my visitation to Veterans Plaza Memorial in Clearwater, I was very impressed with the Project. I need to congratulate you as the President and the Board Directors of “Tampa bay Veterans Alliance” for the excellent work.


USA and GREECE have been and continue to be faithful, and powerful Allies for many years. The request of Foundation of Hellenism of America is to build “AMERICAN HELLENIC WW II MEMORIAL”, as showing in the drawing # 1 and # 2,      (The Arch of Triumph) and at the opening in front of the Arch, will be placed a bronze statue of Goddess NIKE at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Clearwater, Florida, USA with the financial support of the Greek Community. The Arch and the statue are the Symbols of VICTORY. The erection of the Monument for Americans and Greeks who died in the war, will be the Historical Reference Point of world recognition of human freedom and dignity. During  WW II, the Axis power destroyed almost 1,500 Villages, Seaports, Airports, Railways, Roads and ten percent the population of Greece lost their lives. Furthermore, about one million people. “The Heroes fight like Greeks, if there had not been the virtue and courage of the Greeks, we do not know which the outcome of World War II would have been” (Winston . Churchil).  The Greek resistance of 216 days saved the world with the contribution to the outcome of WW II. It will be a great honor for the Greek people to be recognized for the struggles against the Axis Power.


Hopefully for a positive decision

With warm Greetings

Michael Servos

President, Foundation of Hellenism of America


cc: Greek Embassy Washington D.C.

       Greek Consulate Tampa, Florida

       Mayor of Clearwater, Florida

       Congressman Gus Bilirakis

       Foundation of OXI Day



Some of Foundation’s projects are:

The first Greek in America

George Papanicolaou at the University of Miami, Florida USA, to commemorate the great Greek – American inventor.

The Foundation of Hellenism of America, with the financial support of Greek Americans, started the structure and placement the statue of Louis Tikas next to the 
Museum of Coal Miner’s at the City of Trinidad in Colorado, USA.

HELLENIC CEMETERY MORPHEAS, I am very happy excited about this new relationship with Curlew Hills, comments Foundation of Hellenism of America President, Michael Servos. This is truly a piece of history for the Greek community.  For the first time Greeks can be all together in one location.

Michael Servos Led to the creation of PLATO ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL, in this Primary School in the CLEARWATER State of Florida USA., students from all nationalities of the world, taught the Greek language. Today nine schools operating in the Florida region.

Michael Servos, with his initiative and in its capacity as President of the Panhellenic Federation of Florida, made a proposal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, to create Consulate General in Tampa. This request was accepted by the Greek Parliament, and today operates the Consulate General in Tampa, Florida, United States of America.

Goddess Nike


From: "Rev. Robert Swick" <>
Date: December 14, 2018 at 2:58:06 PM EST
Cc: Marc Norton <>
Subject: Re: WW II Monument

Good afternoon Michael,


The Officers and Board of Directors met yesterday and reviewed your 

"Arch of Triumph" drawing and plans for placement at our Tampa Bay

Veterans Florida Veterans Memorial Plaza at Crest Lake Park.


We have generally approved your offer for placement of same at our site, 

with the following conditions:

1. That all costs related to the design and construction are accepted as your sole responsibility.

2. That final approval rests with the City of Clearwater.

3. That procurement of materials, etc. are either with the approval of the City of Clearwater or 

are acquired with the written approval of the City.

4. Any other restrictions in terms of obligations that may arise as we go forward are borne by you.

I've copied our TBVA vice president and leader of the Veterans Memorial Plaza, Marc Norton and 

ask that you and he meet with the City officials as soon as is practical. Marc can be reached at 



We look forward to working with you on this exciting extension to our our Plaza!

In peace and kindness,

Father Bob

Semper fidelis,

Father Bob Swick 

Rev. Fr. Robert "Bob" Swick                                                                                                  Priest - Pastor - Chaplain and Veterans Advocate




WWW.HELLENES.COM     Ιουλίου 07, 2017

Δημαρχείο Ιωαννιτών

κ. Θωμά Μπέγκα

Δήμαρχο                                          Αιθμ. Πρωτ. 77/2017


Αξιότιμε κ. Δήμαρχε

Εκ μέρους του Ιδρύματος Ελληνισμού Αμερικής, θέλουμε 

να σας ευχαριστήσουμε για την ομόφωνη απόφαση του 

Δημοτικού Συμβουλίου 730/2016 στις 20-16-2016, για την 

διάθεση του χώρου και την ανέγερση Εθνικού Μνημείου 

Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, με την συνεργασία Ελληνικών 

Οργανώσεων της Διασποράς, τιμώντας την Μνήμη των 

Ελλήνων πεσόντων 40-44, στο Πάρκο του Λιμανιού στην 

παραλίμνια τοποθεσία στο Πέραμα Ιωαννίνων. Το Ίδρυμα 

Ελληνισμού Αμερικής, είναι έτοιμο για την προκήρυξη 

ανοιχτού διαγωνισμού ιδεών.

κύριε Δήμαρχε


Συγχαρητήρια για την απόφαση του Δημοτικού Συμβουλίου, 

για τον Αρχιτεκτονικό διαγωνισμό ιδεών και την ανακατασκευή 

της Κεντρικής Πλατείας Πύρρου, που πρόκειται να γίνει ένα 

αξιόλογο έργο. Ο Βασιλεύς Πύρρος, η Ολυμπιάδα μητέρα του 

Μέγιστου των Ελλήνων Αλέξανδρου και το Πρώτο Μαντείο της 

Ελλάδος της Δωδώνης αποτελούν Μνημεία σημεία αναφοράς της 

Ιστορίας, για την Ήπειρο και πρέπει να τα προβάλλουμε και να τα 

προστατεύουμε σαν κόρη οφθαλμού, ιδιαίτερα  στους δύσκολους 

καιρούς, που οι γείτονές μας προσπαθούν να διεκδικήσουν την 

Ιστορία μας, μαζί με εδάφη της Ηπείρου. Η Ιστορία, η Παράδοση, 

η εδαφική ακεραιότητα της Ηπείρου είναι η Οντότητα και η 

Ταυτότητα του τόπου μας.

Με ιδιαίτερη εκτίμηση,


Μιχάλης Σέρβος

Πρόεδρος, Ιδρύματος Ελληνισμού Αμερικής

πρώην Πρόεδρος Πανηπειρωτικής Ομοσπονδίας Αμερικής


Κοινοποίηση: Δημοτικό Συμβούλιο Ιωαννιτών, Επιτροπή 

Αρχιτεκτονικού διαγωνισμού, Περιφέρεια Ηπείρου, Κοινότητα 

Περάματος, Μέσα Μαζικής

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