Sunday, October 24, 2010

1956 Revolution

Saturday was a major national holiday remembering the 1956 Revolution against the Russians when Russian tanks came in and killed more than 2,500 people. 200,000 Hungarians fled the country--many coming to the USA. We have met several who have now retired from the USA and returned to Hungary.

Here is the public commemoration in the main square of Sopron--several tribute songs and poems. If you look carefully along where the crowds meet the building in the background, you can see the light of the torches, much like those that Robert and Joe carried through the streets of Pecs when we lived here in 1990. Joe and Robert joined their high school friends in the anticommunist freedom marches leading up to the election that ousted the communists.

My eyes teared up as later they sang the national anthem and I thought of how much God loves the Hungarians.

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