Hungarians living anywhere in the world are linked by the courage and patriotism of the heroes of 1956 and on October 23, “we also celebrate this belonging together”, the justice minister said on Sunday on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the 1956 revolution and freedom fight.
Judit Varga told a commemorative event of ethnic Hungarians at the Saint Stephen’s Roman Catholic Magyar Church in Passaic, New Jersey, on Sunday local time, that strong communities remain strong supporters of the nation also in “the storms of our times”. She said the Saint Stephen’s Roman Catholic Magyar parish in Passaic took in several hundred Hungarians after the 1956 revolution.
Varga, Hungarian ambassador in Washington Szabolcs Takács and Consul General in New York István Pásztor laid a wreath at the 1956 freedom fighters’ memorial in Passaic.
She also addressed an event at the Consulate General in New York ahead of the holiday where she said efforts must be made to preserve the spirit of 1956 in everyday life.
The largest group of Hungarian refugees including more than 35,000 people settled in the US after the 1956 revolution.
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