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Dr. Alexander Havadtoy (1924 – 2019)
Dr. Alexander Havadtoy (1924 – 2019)

We have to say good-bye now to a very prominent member of our community, well-known and respected not only in the immediate Connecticut  area, but also in Transylvania and Canada. Eternal rest grant unto him, o Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace! 

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October 23rd Remembrance in Fairfield, CT
October 23rd Remembrance in Fairfield, CT

A very light drizzle was falling as we gathered at Fairfield Town Hall to place flowers at the 1956 memorial plaque on October 20th. . Rev. Tibor Király of the Calvin United Church of Christ gave the invocation. Consul Peter B. Nagy, Counselor of National Cohesion, brought a wreath from the New York Consulate General, and gave the keynote speech during the  program which followed in the hall of the Fairfield Historical Society.

In his speech, Consul Nagy pointed out that, in 1956, ”this small nation gave an example to every country in the world, to the West famous for its freedom, as well as to the East suffering from oppression.  Hungary accomplished one of the greatest acts of heroism of modern times when it expressed its desire for independence, its faith in freedom and stood up against tyranny. We revolted not only against a dictatorship, but also against lies and fear...

”Should our faith and confidence sometimes wane, let us derive strength from those who went before us.  Let us learn the determination of the university students of Szeged, of  the youngsters of Pest... May their courage be our compass... May we all have the strength for quiet building, that those coming after us may be proud of our deeds in this diaspora...”

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A 1956 Hero Recognized as Vitéz

Gyula Gyenis
A 1956 Hero Recognized as Vitéz

Gyula Gyenis, whom the Hungarians of Fairfield, CT will remember as the speaker at the October 23rd commemoration in 2017, has just been recognized as Vitéz, for his role in the Revolution of 1956.

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Honoring the 1956 Revolution in Wallingford, CT

The 1956 Memorial at Wallingford, CT
Honoring the 1956 Revolution in Wallingford, CT

The rain could not dampen the spirtis of those gathered in Wallingford on October 27th to pay tribute to the heroes of the Revolution of 1956, a number of whom were actually present at the event.

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The North American Delegation of the Hungarian Knights of Malta – The End of an Era
The North American Delegation of the Hungarian Knights of Malta – The End of an Era
The North American Delegation of the Hungarian Knights of Malta announced its own demise this past summer.  It had been a quiet force for good for 58 years, and its presence will be greatly missed by those who were its friends.  See the full story...
Charles Bálintitt Jr.

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