Exchange of Messages Between the President and King Paul of Greece Concerning an Earthquake Disaster.
[Released August 18, 1953. Dated August 14, 1953]
TOGETHER with the people and Government of the United States I express my profound sympathy to the suffering people of Greece whose families have been killed or injured and homes destroyed in the recent earthquake. Rest assured the American Red Cross and United States Government agencies already assisting will continue to see you through this disaster.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Note: King Paul's message follows:
I was greatly touched by your kind message, and together with my people am indeed grateful to you personally and to the government and the people of the United States for your sympathy and prompt assistance in our disaster. I would also like to express to you our warmest thanks for the valuable aid given to us by the American Red Cross and the United States Government agency as well as for the courageous and efficient help of the United States Navy and Air Force to our distressed areas.
The messages were released at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and King Paul of Greece Concerning an Earthquake Disaster. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/231943