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

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.10.23.

“On the sixty-fifth anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, we remember the brave men and women who fought to defend their liberty on the streets of Budapest and around the nation,” US state department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Saturday.

“Their passion for freedom was realized in 1989, when Hungary embraced democracy. We mark this solemn anniversary together with our partner and NATO Ally,” the statement said.

Hungarian-Americans “have strengthened the connections between our two nations,” the statement said, adding that ties were enriched by those who fled their homeland after the revolution to build new lives in America.

PMO Head Gulyás: 1956 Hungarian Uprising Commemorated Worldwide
PMO Head Gulyás: 1956 Hungarian Uprising Commemorated Worldwide

The revolution "did not stay within the Trianon borders: each country with a Hungarian community had sympathy for Hungary's freedom fight," Gulyás said.Continue reading

“As we mark the one hundredth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Hungary and the United States this year, moments like the 1956 revolution stand out for their clarity and impact. The revolutionaries of 1956 still inspire those who hold freedom dear,” the statement concluded.

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