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Commemoration of 1956 - Barack Obama


2008-10-24
Commemoration of 1956 - Barack Obama
By Peter Ujvagi
October 24th, 2008

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to forward to you a message from Senator Barack Obama to the Hungarian-American community on the fifty second Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution.

Please share it with the Hungarian organizations and individuals in your community.

We hope that this heartfelt message can be included in your anniversary program.

A Magyar 1956-os forradalom es szabadsagharc 52.-k evfordulojan buszkeseggel kuldjuk mindannyiotoknak Barack Obama szenator uzenetet a magyar-amerikaiakhoz.

Kerjuk adjatok kezrol-kezre ezt az uzenetet sajat kozossegetekben es adjatok tovabb minden baratotoknak es ismerosotoknek. Remeljuk, hogy ez a kozvetlen es oszinte uzenet az unneplesetek alkalmakor is resze lesz a magyar-amerikai szolidaritasnak.

Kivanjuk ezt tiszta szivbol,
Sincerely,

Andrew Ludanyi
Max Teleki
Peter Ujvagi
Hungarian Americans for Obama Leadership Committee
A magyar-amerikaiak Obamaert bizottsag vezetoi

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Dear Friends,

On October 23, 1956, the Hungarian people rose up against the oppressive Communist regime imposed by the Soviet Union. On that fateful day, the citizens of Budapest – workers, students, soldiers – stood up against Soviet tyranny in the name of freedom. Against tremendous odds, the Hungarian people resisted the Soviet occupation. Many Hungarians died defending their country’s freedom and independence. It took over 200,000 Soviet troops to crush the uprising, but the spirit and hope of the Hungarian nation could not be defeated. Their fight for freedom inspired people across America and around the world. Today, thanks to the determination of its people, Hungary is a free country. It has “returned to Europe” as a member of NATO, a member of the European Union, and a full partner in the transatlantic community. Over the years, many Hungarians have come to the United States and lived the American dream, contributing so much to American science and medicine, to our cultural life, to our universities, and to so many other fields. America is a better place thanks to their remarkable contributions. In the years ahead, I look forward to a closer strategic relationship between America and Hungary and even deeper friendship among our people, building on the common interests and values that bind our two countries together.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama
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