Top AHF National Headlines, August-September 2007
Announcements / AHF Member News
8/28/2007 - Ambassador Simonyi bids farewell to Washington, Thanks "Hungarian Community" for Support. AHF Issues Statement: "In addition to government officials and personalities, Simonyi expressed his appreciation to the “Hungarian community who have [sic] embraced us, supported us, and rooted for us” and highlighted several individuals. The Ambassador overstated the case. There have been few Hungarian-American individuals or organizations that fell into the category of uncritical supporters." Magyar Nemzet's Lukács Csaba also responds. [read more in English] [tovább magyarul]
8/13/2007 - Video of the 2007 Memorial Day Commemoration and Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery. AHF's annual Memorial Day Commemoration was held on May 27, 2007 at Arlington National Cemetery. This special 100th anniversary year included wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. [read more] or [click to see video] now! (Note: 24Mb)
7/28/2007 - AHF Board meets at the Bethlen Home in Ligonier, PA, confirms 2007 programs, declares July 15 "Justice for Hungarians Day." The AHF Board of Directors met for two days to discuss 2007 programs and the state of the Federation. Topics included...[read more]
7/27/2007 - The Armenian Assembly announced that the Armenian Genocide resolution (H. Res.106) achieved a major milestone by garnering the support of a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives. H. Res. 106 now has 218 cosponsors. The Assembly publicly thanked the American Hungarian Federation and other organizations for their support. [read more]
7/17/2007 - Hungary's Accession to NATO: An Expanded Report. The American Hungarian Federation of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. expands an earlier unpublished report on Hungary's accession to NATO to provide researchers a unique perspective on the key events and successful efforts relating to NATO’s enlargement and the debate to include Hungary in the alliance. [read more]
Ongoing - ACTION ALERT: Help build the Congressional Friends of Hungary (CFH)... On February 12, Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT) circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter inviting Members of Congress to join the Congressional Friends of Hungary (CFH). The purpose of the caucus, as noted by the co-chairs, is "to recognize the contributions of Hungarian-Americans to the United States and to strengthen the ties between the United States and Hungary."
How can you help?
1) Copy the sample letter below, paste it into a document and fill
in the blanks
IT IS BEST TO CALL and then FAX the letter.
What to Say?
"Hello, my name is _____. I am a constituent of Representative
_____ and also a member of the American Hungarian Federation. On
February 12th, Congressmen Tom Lantos and Christopher Shays distributed
a "Dear Colleague Letter" entitled
The Honorable [name of your Congressman]
Dear Congressman ________:
I am one of your constituents who lives in ______. I
Continuing News: AHF continues call for support of a 1956 Statue for 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 with his prototype design is renowned sculptor Gyuri Hollosy, who was responsible for the Boston Liberty Square memorial. At the recent Capitol Reception honoring 1848, Congressman Tom Lantos mentioned his intent to place a 1956 memorial in Washington. We must ensure this remarkable design is selected! [read more]
Continuing news - A Centennial Celebration! The American Hungarian Federation turned 100 - Join and help us represent the interests of our community! The American Hungarian Federation (AHF), was founded in 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio. Among the oldest ethnic organizations in the US, AHF was established as an association of Hungarian societies, institutions and churches to "defend the interest of Americans of Hungarian origin in the United States." The American Hungarian Federation strives to unite the American Hungarian community through work that supports common goals. AHF is a national, non-partisan, independent umbrella organization representing the interests of the Hungarian American community. [more about us]
Buy ALL your books, videos, electronics and other gifts on AHF's Amazon Store. It costs nothing extra to you, but Amazon contributes a small percentage to AHF. The AHF store features books and articles written by AHF members on both our main site and our 1956 Portal for publications devoted to 1956.
The latest member books added:
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Professor Peter Hargitai's Daughter of the Revolution: A Novel (2006 - A story of a brave freedom fighter - a 14 year-old girl) Buy it now on Buy it now on
Rebecca McEldowney's "Soul of Flesh: A Novel of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution" [read more]
Dr. Katalin Kadar Lynn's "Tibor Eckhard in His Own Words: An Autobiography" [read more]
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Looking Back... AHF History:
"Justice for Hungary,"
an historic flight
July, 1931, newspapers all over the world reported on the front page that two Hungarian pilots, Alexander Magyar and George Endresz, had crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the United States to Hungary in a Lockheed-Sirius airplane named "Justice for Hungary." The flight was intended to call attention to the dismemberment of Hungary after World War I. [read more]
Zala Springs Resort
Susanna (Zsuzsanna) Lápossy is a Freedom Circle Member of the
American Hungarian Federation. Her book, the first part of
a trilogy entitled "Life behind the iron curtain" contains
lesser-known facts about 20th century Hungary as seen through a middle-class
Dr. Francis Robicsek is Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center; Medical Director of the Carolinas Heart Institute; and Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is certified by the Hungarian Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, and the European Board of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Robicsek is originally from Miskolc, Hungary but has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1956.
On November 1, 2007, Dr. Robicsek becomes the first physician to receive the World Citizen Award given by the World Affairs Council. [Click here] to download the invitation and attend this gala awards dinner. Read more about Dr. Robicsek on [Featured Members]
INVITATION / MEGHIVÓ:
Gala Banquet and Dance for the benefit of St. Stephen’s R.C. Magyar Church of Passaic, N.J.
8/31/2007 - We mourn the loss of Imre Gazda, President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Magyar Cultural Circle who passed away on Friday August 31st, 2007 at the age of 64 after a brief but courageous battle with laryngeal cancer.. [read more]
- Dr. Jean Dobos, Ph.D., passed away on August 6, 2007.
Jean was born on November 21, 1939 and is survived by her loving husband,
AHF Board Member Frank Dobos. She graduated from Holy
Name Elementary and High School and received her B.S. from Notre Dame
College, Master's Degree from Cleveland State University, and Ph.D.
from Ohio State
The Hungary Page's "Nobel Prize Winners and Famous Hungarians" at www.thehungarypage.com
One of the most talented technical forebears in American automotive industry, József Galamb had a very eventful career. He was born in the small Hungarian town of Makó in 1881. After graduating at the Budapest Technical University, he started to work in a wagon factory and later joined the biggest Hungarian automobile factory in Arad, Transylvania (now Oradea, Rumania after annexation in 1920). At the beginning of the 1900s he studied manufacturing processes in the German Adler car factory, finally in 1903 crossed the Atlantic and tried his luck in the United States. He turned up in several cities including St. Louis, Cleveland, and Detroit. He began to work with Ford in December 1905.
Read more about him and other great Hungarians on The Hungary Page's "Nobel Prize Winners and Famous Hungarians" at www.thehungarypage.com
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