Budapest, October 17 (MTI) – A statement signed by four of the five official parliamentary parties on the 60th anniversary of Hungary’s anti-Soviet 1956 revolution calls for joint commemorations on the October 23 holiday.
Speaker of Parliament László Kövér initiated the joint statement, “asking every Hungarian to bow in honour to the victims and heroes of the revolution together, wherever in the world they might be”, a statement from parliament’s press office said on Monday.
The document was signed by ruling Fidesz and the allied Christian Democrats, the opposition Jobbik and the opposition green LMP parties.
The Socialists refrained from signing, saying the declaration could be signed under normal circumstances but “the reality today” was different.
The declaration states that the 1956 revolution and freedom fight is one of the most important and elevated moments of the history of the Hungarian nation.
“Sixty years ago the nation united to shake off the shackles of an oppressing power and pay testimony to a free and democratic Hungary,” the document said.
i was reading with heavy heart, memories flooding back which i have never considered before, for me, in hindsight a tragedy, foolishly i left, but a part of me has never departe.d. we sing the himnusz, but for the szozat ami truly tells our story, at least mine, so so far away.
I have lived in exile since 1948 in the so called Western World .All I can say is thanks for the Swiss ,French, Austrian and Germans and the top prize goes to England and the very top is AUSTRALIA ,my second home.
I am a happy man having lived 67 years in Australia.