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I can think of not greater honor than to stand here and represent the Mother Church as Patriarchal Representative, and no greater friend to respond to with love and respect, than Ambassador George J. Tsunis. For the Ambassador is much more than a distinguished Greek-American with a record of tremendous success in every endeavor he has engaged. He is more than a political figure, who has given a commitment to democratic values and institutions equal to a battlefield soldier. He is more than a figure of decency, morality, values, and above all faith and family.