December 9, 2005 - Hungarian Consulate General, New York

Presentation of the Middle Cross of the Order of Merit
of the Republic of Hungary to

VERA BLINKEN

Wife of Donald Blinken, Former US Ambassador to Hungary

Photos: József Novák

Welcome and tribute to Mrs. Vera Blinken by
Ambassador Dr. Gábor Horváth, Consul General of Hungary

Ambassador András Simonyi praised Mrs. Blinken's commitment
to Hungary and the New York Hungarian community

Mrs. Blinken was recognized for her role to promote the broadening of
Hungarian-US relations and for her pioneering activities in providing
mobile breast cancer monitoring facilities to Hungarian women

Ambassador Gábor Horváth, Ambassador Donald Blinken,
Vera Blinken, Nada P. Simonyi and Ambassador András Simonyi