Hungarian President Pál Schmitt visited Cleveland Ohio on September 17 and 18, 2011.
On Saturday September 17, he visited Cardinal Mindszenty Plaza and placed a wreath at the statue of Cardinal Mindszenty and at the statue of the Hungarian Freedom Fighter. (See Page 1 of President Schmitt's visit)
On Sunday September 18, the president visited the Hungarian Cultural Garden, the statue of Lajos Kossuth, the Father of Hungarian Democracy,in University Circle and attended Mass at St Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Buckeye. He then attended a special reception at the Marriott downtown.
Special thanks to Gregory Polyak who took these pictures from the Sunday events.
Hungarian president Pál Schmitt in the Hungarian Cultural Garden with Ernie Mihaly and Marika Megyimori. Garden Landscaper Ed Radick is in back with hands crossed
President Pál Schmitt greets Ernie Mihaly, Carolyn Balogh, Ed Radick and John Megyimori in the Hungarian Cultural Garden
Greg Polyak and President Schmitt
President Pál Schmitt with Dr Steven Reger and Carolyn Balogh in the Hungarian Cultural Garden
Edith Lauer greets President Schmitt at the Kossuth statue
Hungarian Scouts at the Kossuth statue
President Pal Schmitt greets Hungarian Scouts
at the Kossuth statue
President Pál Schmitt group at the statue of Kossuth in Cleveland
The reception after Mass included dance performances, presentations and awards.
Edith Lauer and Jenny Brown
Folkdance presentation by the
Cleveland Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble
Ernie Mihaly, Alan & Mary Ann Waddle, John & Marika Megyimori, Carolyn Balogh, Richard Fleischman, Kori Smith and Judith Cinti.
President Pál Schmitt and Greg Polyak
Awardee Sándor Krémer, recipient of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic - Officer's Cross, Consul General Károly Dán, Senior Consul Zita Bencsik, President Pál Schmitt and Ambassador György Szapáry
Sándor Krémer with President Pál Schmitt
and Ambassador György Szapáry
Dr Peter Forgach introduced Gabriella Nadas as recipient of the Hungarian President's Medal of Merit.
Gabriella Nadas and President Pál Schmitt
Jeanette Grasselli Brown accepts the President's Medal Of Merit from Hungarian President Pál Schmitt
Hungarian President Pál Schmitt in Cleveland - Page 1
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