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Grand Gala Commemorating
October 20, 2006 (Washington, DC)
THE COSMOS CLUB GRAND BALLROOM
Friday, October 20th, at 6:30 p.m.
BY INVITATION ONLY (Please contact email@example.com at (703) 981-0800) Tickets are $150 per person. ($195.60 if purchased after October 10). Tickets held at the door. Black Tie / Valet Parking
PROGRAM (Music by the "Strolling Strings")
The Cosmos Club is located at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20008. The telephone number is 202 387-7783. From DuPont Circle, go west on Massachusetts Avenue, the Club is located within a block, at the intersections of Massachusetts Avenue and Q Street. Metro stop (Red Line) is at DuPont Circle.
The following hotels are within walking distance of the Cosmos Club:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hosts reception in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. American Hungarian Federation issues statement. "For 12 days in 1956, the Hungarian people caught a fleeting glimpse of their independence. Armed with little more than a love of liberty, the impatient patriots of Hungary rose up against the mighty Soviet empire," noted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a commemoration of the 1956 Revolution at the Department of State's Benjamin Franklin Room on February 13, 2006. The American Hungarian Federation was represented by over 15 of its members. The Federation honors the true heroes of the 1956 Revolution -- those who were unwilling to compromise and who, against overwhelming odds and standing alone, made tremendous sacrifices for the cause of freedom, democracy and independence. [read more]
1956 Statue in the Nation's Capital... AHF's 1956 Commemoration Committee is seeking your help to erect a statue in Washington, D.C. devoted to the heroes of the Hungarian Revolution. The AHF plan calls for an actual-size statue to be placed prominently in Washington while we raise funds for its bronze replacement. Seen here, renowned sculptor Gyuri Hollosy unveiled his prototype design at the AHF meeting last April. Help us! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and join the 1956 Commemoration Committee!
10/23/2005 - AHF's Dr. Emery Imre Toth attends the 1956 Revolution commemorations in Budapest. Events included a memorial at the famed Corvin Koz and a 1956 Grand Celebration at the Budapest Opera House. AHF would later present Gen. Bela Kiraly with its Col. Commandant Michael Kovats Medal of Freedom. Bela Kiraly was Commander-in-Chief of the Budapest National Defense Force during the ill-fated 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Bela Kiraly is also one of AHF's newest members. [read more]
AHF kicked off a year of events devoted to remembering the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution at it's Congressional Reception held on October 19. Congressmen Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Tom Tancredo (R-CO) were awarded the American Hungarian Federation’s Col. Commandant Michael Kovats Medal of Freedom for their “Leadership in Support of Democracy, Human Rights and Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe.” Col. Kovats was a founding father of the US Cavalry. Those donating at least $56.00 receive the mini-documentary on the 1956 Revolution shown here produced by AHF and member filmmakers Imre and Zsuzsa Toth who expertly enhanced and digitized the remarkable 10-minute DVD. [read more] or [see ALL AHF news stories]
AHF cordially invites you to a Congressional Reception honoring the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. AHF is kicking off a year of events devoted to making sure Congress and the world remember Hungary's sacrifices for freedom. We will be awarding our Kovats Mihaly Medal of Freedom to Congressmen and private-sector Hungarian-Americans for their lifetime achievements and support of freedom and democracy.
AHF and member filmmakers Imre and Zsuzsa Toth produced a mini-documentary of the 1956 revolution (seen here) which will be shown at the event and given as a free gift to all who donate at least $56.00. Imre Toth was one of revolutionary Prime Minister Imre Nagy's last cabinet members to escape Hungary with his life.
In addition, we will have a 1956 book display featuring the works of internationally renowned members such as Prof. Peter Hargitai, Prof. Beverly James, Prof. Johanna Granville, Dr. Paul Szilagyi, Csaba Teglas, Bela Liptak, Hugo Tischler, and Gabe Kubichek.
The event takes place on October 19th at 6:30 pm in the Rayburn Building Dining Room on Capitol Hill. To help defray our costs, AHF is asking for a minimum donation of $56.00: the 1956 mini-documentary is a free gift at this level. Those giving at the Patron level ($195.60) and Kovats Circle ($1,956.00) receive special recognition.
Directions and additional details can be found on the [downloadable form].
NOTE: Make your reservations by October 9th since money cannot be exchanged in Capitol offices. Reserve your place [instantly online]
OR [download the form] and mail it in!
7/28/2005 - AHF and member organizations spearhead letter urging president Bush to visit Budapest for commemoration of 1956 Hungarian revolution...The letter sent to President Bush suggested that the President consider traveling to Budapest next year to participate in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The document was signed by AHF National, AHF of Washington, D.C., the William Penn Association, the Hungarian Reformed Federation, the Hungarian Club of Colorado, and Eva Szorenyi of the Freedom Fighter's Federation. [read more]
7/26/2005 - The 1956 Portal (www.hungary1956.com) seeking additional photos, films, and other historical information related to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
The American Hungarian Federation is sponsoring the 1956 Portal as part of its goals to coordinate and assist member organizations across the country as it continues plans for kicking off a year of events leading up to October 2006. The 1956 Portal serves as a central information resource for 1956 activities as our community prepares for this important milestone.
6/28/2005 - www.hungary1956.com goes LIVE! The American Hungarian Federation is sponsoring the Hungary1956 Portal... as part of its goals to coordinate and assist member organizations across the country, as it continues plans for kicking off a year of events leading up to October 2006. The 1956 Portal will serve as a central information resource for all things 1956 as our community prepares for this important milestone.
6/20/2005 - AHF's 1956 Commemoration Committee continues meetings at its Washington, DC Headquarters at the National Press Building to plan for kicking off a year of events leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Highlights include a Congressional Commemoration in October 2005.
Some of the other activities include:
Get involved - we need your HELP!
[Visit AHF's Website for more information ].
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AHF National 1956 Freedom Fund
Suggested donations are $56.00, $195.60, and $1956.00. Those giving at least $195.60 receive the 1956 mini-documentary film produced by AHF with filmmakers Imre and Zsuzsa Toth as a free gift!
Those giving at the Patron Level ($195.60) and the Kovats Circle ($1,956.00) receive special recognition.
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Get your Free Website and get the word out about your 1956 50th Anniversary plans! AHF is calling on all local organizations to coordinate efforts to ensure that this important event receives national and worldwide attention.
Member organizations receive publicity on the AHF Website and eNewsletters. Importantly, AHF can serve as a central information resource for all. All are invited to help both local organizations and AHF in its own efforts at commemorating 1956 in the Nation's Capital!
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