60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution: Memorial weekend program in full
A whole host of events around Hungary will celebrate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution this weekend
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will lead a 60th anniversary of Hungary's 1956 Revolution service at Kossuth square in front of the Parliament building on October 23rd.
The prime minister's speech will be part of a full program of events this memorial weekend.
The prime minister will be joined by Polish President Andrzej Duda and other dignitires, who will deliver speeches and remembrance of those who lost their lives in the battle for Hungary's independence.
The Hungarian national flag will be raised with military honors in the presence of President János Áder, Prime Minsiter Viktor Orbán and Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér.
Listed below is the full Budapest program for the memorial weekend.
Commemoration ceremony at the 1956 memorial of BME
(Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Speaker: Péter Boross, President, Public Foundation for Freedom Fighters
THE PEOPLE MADE HISTORY
Speaker: Mária Schmidt, government commissioner in charge of the 1956 memorial year
In the presence of the three highest public dignitaries, the flag of Hungary is raised in Kossuth Square
FOR A FREE HUNGARY
Speakers: Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland and Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán
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