50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, 62055-62056 [06-8854]

Download as PDF 62055 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 204 Monday, October 23, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 8072 of October 18, 2006 The President 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, we celebrate the Hungarians who defied an empire to demand their liberty, we recognize the friendship between the United States and Hungary, and we reaffirm our shared desire to spread freedom to people around the world. The story of Hungarian democracy represents the triumph of liberty over tyranny. In the fall of 1956, the Hungarian people demanded change, and tens of thousands of students, workers, and other citizens bravely marched through the streets to call for freedom. Though Soviet tanks brutally crushed the Hungarian uprising, the thirst for freedom lived on, and in 1989 Hungary became the first communist nation in Europe to make the transition to democracy. The lesson of the Hungarian experience is clear: liberty can be delayed, but it cannot be denied. Today, this beautiful country has held democratic elections, established a free economy, and inspired millions around the world. The United States is grateful for the warm relationship between our countries and for Hungary’s efforts to expand freedom and democracy around the world in places such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Cuba. By spreading the blessings of liberty, Hungary is helping to lay the foundation of peace for generations to come. As we celebrate this anniversary, we also recognize the many ways Hungarian Americans have enriched and strengthened our country. Their spirit and hard work have contributed to the vitality, success, and prosperity of our Nation, and we continue to be inspired by their courage and conviction. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRESDOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 23, 2006, as a day of recognition in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Oct 20, 2006 Jkt 211250 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23OCD0.SGM 23OCD0 62056 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 204 / Monday, October 23, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. [FR Doc. 06–8854 Filed 10–20–06; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Oct 20, 2006 Jkt 211250 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23OCD0.SGM 23OCD0 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRESDOCS Billing code 3195–01–P

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 204 (Monday, October 23, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 62055-62056]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-8854]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 204 / Monday, October 23, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

___________________________________________________________________

Title 3--
The President

[[Page 62055]]

                Proclamation 8072 of October 18, 2006

                
50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, we 
                celebrate the Hungarians who defied an empire to demand 
                their liberty, we recognize the friendship between the 
                United States and Hungary, and we reaffirm our shared 
                desire to spread freedom to people around the world.

                The story of Hungarian democracy represents the triumph 
                of liberty over tyranny. In the fall of 1956, the 
                Hungarian people demanded change, and tens of thousands 
                of students, workers, and other citizens bravely 
                marched through the streets to call for freedom. Though 
                Soviet tanks brutally crushed the Hungarian uprising, 
                the thirst for freedom lived on, and in 1989 Hungary 
                became the first communist nation in Europe to make the 
                transition to democracy. The lesson of the Hungarian 
                experience is clear: liberty can be delayed, but it 
                cannot be denied. Today, this beautiful country has 
                held democratic elections, established a free economy, 
                and inspired millions around the world.

                The United States is grateful for the warm relationship 
                between our countries and for Hungary's efforts to 
                expand freedom and democracy around the world in places 
                such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Cuba. By 
                spreading the blessings of liberty, Hungary is helping 
                to lay the foundation of peace for generations to come.

                As we celebrate this anniversary, we also recognize the 
                many ways Hungarian Americans have enriched and 
                strengthened our country. Their spirit and hard work 
                have contributed to the vitality, success, and 
                prosperity of our Nation, and we continue to be 
                inspired by their courage and conviction.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim October 23, 2006, as a day 
                of recognition in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 
                Hungarian Revolution. I encourage all Americans to 
                observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities.

[[Page 62056]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-8854
Filed 10-20-06; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P