October 22, 2006 - Consulate General of Hungary, New York

NATIONAL DAY RECEPTION

COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
1956 REVOLUTION AND FREEDOM FIGHT

Photos: Gabriella Gyorffy and Frank Deak

Welcome speech by Gábor Földvári,
Deputy Consul General of Hungary in New York

Hungarian and American Anthems

Original flag of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight

Commemorative remarks by The Honorary László Mandúr, MP,
Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament

Mr. Mandúr presented awards on behalf of
László Sólyom, President of the Republic of Hungary

in recognition of their conduct in the 1956 Freedom Fight and Revolution,
and the cultivation of the remembrance of the Revolution, as well as
their decades long activity with the American Hungarians for strengthening
the relationship between Hungary and the United States

The Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary

Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend Tisztikeresztje

was bestowed upon:

Dr. Istvan Lakatos
Professor Emeritus, City University of New York

Respond by Dr. Istvan Lakatos

Mr. George L. Lovas
Co-Chairman, Federation of the American Hungarian Freedom Fighters

Respond by George L. Lovas

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution
and Freedom Fight, acting on behalf of the Republic of Hungary,
Mr. Mandúr bestowed upon

The Commemorative Medal of Hero of Freedom

to

Mr. Charles Mikecz Vamossy

Respond by Charles Mikecz Vamossy

Charles Mikecz Vamossy, Geroge L. Lovas, and Dr. Istvan Lakatos

Charles and Barbara Mikecz Vamossy, Frank and Barbara Bollok,
George L. and Vera Lovas, Magdi and Dr. Istvan Lakatos

Edit Bényi, secretary, Charles Mikecz Vamossy, Executive Director,
George L. Lovas, President, Dr. Istvan Lakatos, Co-President,
and Maria Bumbac, member of the New York Area Coordinating Committee
for the Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution