The nation’s sovereignity is instrumental in securing the nation’s freedom
The nation’s colour was hoisted to military salute in Kossuth square on March 15, the 171st anniversary of the 1848 revolution and the beginning of the 1848-49 war of Independence.
True to local tradition, the next event in a row took place at the statue of Petőfi in Petőfi square then the ceremonial procession moved all the way to Kossuth square, the venue of the borough’s commemorative ceremony. The speaker of the ceremonial event was Mr. László Papp, mayor of Debrecen. As he pointed out, the city of Debrecen was, in those eventful days 170 years ago, the seat of Hungarian Parliament as well as that of the government. The city, which had no fortifications, nor any protective geography of mountains or rivers lay defenseless. But she was protected by Debrecen’s independent, self-reliant mentality, her sense of unity and cohesion that is still characteristic and renders fortitude to our city. The mentality in the city of Debrecen and her growth potential go hand in hand with her regional strategy, simultaneously serving the national interest, too, promoting the cause of Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and the prosperity of such a Europe that rests on the foundations of Christian culture. Various family programmes were attached to the holiday and the commemorative events came to an end by lowering the National Colour to military salute.
Photo: János Miskolczi