Washington, D.C.- Congressman Lamborn recently received the Hungarian Order of Merit, the second highest State Order of Hungary. This prestigious award was given to the Congressman at an event celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, in which the Hungarian people briefly overthrew their Soviet occupiers from October 23 through November 10, 1956.
Congressman Lamborn is an active member of the Hungarian-American Congressional Caucus and has repeatedly called for strengthening the political and economic ties between the United States and Hungary. He strongly supports the cooperation between the two countries on counterterrorism and national security and matters pertaining to Israel.
Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:
“It is my great honor to receive the Hungarian Order of Merit. Hungary is a brilliant example of a nation that is willing to fight for the traditional Western values which have fostered freedom and prosperity around the globe. I want to thank the people of Hungary for this prestigious award, presented on a day set aside to commemorate the sacrifice of the Hungarian patriots who rose up against the Soviet Union. This uprising inspired a generation of men and women throughout the West to fight for their God-given liberties. I look forward to continuing to work with my Hungarian friends to strengthen the bonds between our two freedom-loving countries.”
The Hungarian Order of Merit
Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) and Dr. Ferenc Dancs, Deputy State Secretary for Migration Challenges and North American Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary