On Tuesday, September 22, 2016 Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Co-Chairs of the Hungarian-American Caucus, gave a floor speech in special recognition of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight in the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.


In a floor speech in the United States House of Representatives on September 22, 2016, Republican Congressman Ross and Democrat Congresswoman Kaptur spoke in special commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight and emphasized its historical importance on the trajectory of the Cold War. Praising  the Hungarian thirst for freedom in 1956, Representatives Ross and Kaptur also emphasized its  subsequent influential role across Central Eastern Europe, eventually leading to the fall of the Iron Curtain.


In their speech, both Representative Ross and Kaptur also referred to the Congressional Resolution previously submitted to the House floor that will  serve to recognize, celebrate and memorialize the enduring friendship between Hungary and the United States.


“While the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight was ultimately crushed by Soviet Communist forces, its values, an unquenchable love for freedom, liberty, independence, democracy, rule of law and inalienable human rights conquered oppression and tyranny,” added Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Réka Szemerkényi. “On the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, we remember the heroes and the fallen, who gave their own blood and lives for Hungarian freedom and independence.”