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National Hungarian Memorial in OhioOH - National Hungarian Memorial dedication scheduled for June 12th, 2005 at 3 pm! AHF's President Emeritus, Dr. Nadas Gyula, is scheduled to speak. Arpad Dobolyi of the Memorial Committee, chose the site for the National Hungarian Memorial honoring Hungarian heroes that perished against the communist takeover. The memorial is the culmination of over two decades of work. The idea of erecting a Hungarian Monument was proposed and organized by Mr. Dobolyi with the cooperation of the Hungarian community in 1984. The granite construction of cremation niches provides the background for the monument featuring the Hungarian Crest in the center with the Hungarian Turul on top. The Turul is cast in bronze, with its wings spread wide and clutching a sword in its talons. This creation of art is that of sculptor Gyuri Hollosy, who is also known for his Mindszenty statue in downtown Cleveland. [contact Arpad Dobolyi] [read more]

PA - The Bethlen Home, directed by the Rev. Dr. Bertalan A Imre, Jr., the Bethlen Home is a faith based, non-profit health care facility, affiliated with the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America (HRFA). Founded in 1921 as an orphanage, the Bethlen Home continues to evolve into the premier nursing care facility in the Ligonier Valley. The Bethlen Home is a Christian faith-based nursing facility with 102-beds overlooking the scenic Ligonier Valley.

UPDATE! Rev. Imre Bertalan and the Bethlen Home to dedicate their new facility. While moving in to the new nursing home on Wednesday, June 22nd, the formal dedication of the facility will take place on Labor Day, September 5th. AHF Vice President Miklos Kossanyi will be there with a crew to video-tape both affairs. [read more] and [here]

CT - Dr. Sandor Havadtoy, AHF Vice President and editor of the Szekely Nep, the Transylvanian Committee's Quarterly, published an excellent analysis on Hungary's dual-citizenship referendum. See it (in English and Hungarian) on
[AHF Publications]

OH - The Hungarian Scholarship Fund, headed by Prof. Bela Bognar, was founded to finance the educational needs of needy students of Hungarian descent in Hungary and former Hungarian lands. Dr. Bognar also founded the Hungarian Ancestry Scholarship Fund (HASF) at Wright State University in the Fall of 1988. The HASF Fund, earmarked for American students of Hungarian origin. Help us and donate!

NJ - American Hungarian Foundation, directed by Prof. Molnar Agoston, and founded in 1954, is devoted to furthering the understanding and appreciation of the Hungarian cultural and historical heritage in the United States.

CA - The Lyukas Zaszlo "Torn From the Flag" Project, headed by Kovacs Klaudia, is a new documentary film about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and its significant international consequences. This revolt served as an important harbinger of the future downfall of communism and later political and economic rearrangement of the world.

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