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Oct 23: Hungarians’ Fight for Freedom Enduring, says PM Commissioner Szilágyi in New York

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.10.24.

“Hungarians have always had to fight for freedom, and this is no different today,” Péter Szilágyi, the prime minister’s commissioner for Hungarian communities abroad, said in front of the 1956 memorial plaque at the House of Hungarians in New York on Saturday.

“Those who left their homeland in 1956 sought freedom,” he said, adding that the Hungarian government recognized the diversity of the Hungarian population, with Hungarians in the homeland, abroad, and the diaspora each having a place in the nation.

He said Hungarians in the United States should be proud of their Hungarianness, history and freedom. “Only a strong community can build a strong nation,” he added.

US Official: 'Brave Men and Women' Fought for Hungary's Liberty in 1956
US Official: 'Brave Men and Women' Fought for Hungary's Liberty in 1956

"Their passion for freedom was realized in 1989, when Hungary embraced democracy, We mark this solemn anniversary together with our partner and NATO Ally," US state department spokesperson Ned Price said.Continue reading

Szilágyi addressed a 1956 commemoration of the Hungarian Consulate General in New York and attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the 1956 New York Memorial. On Sunday he will speak at the 1956 commemorations organized by Hungarian communities in Passaic, New Jersey, and New Brunswick.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu