Photos: US Embassy, Budapest
This past Monday, February 1st - which would have been Congressman Lantos' 88th birthday, a celebration was held in honor of the naming of a beautiful promenade after Congressman Tom Lantos. The promenade, located across the street from the high school Tom attended, is a wonderful tribute to one of Hungary's most distinguished native sons. The large gathering included the Mayor of Budapest, the American Ambassador Colleen Bell, high ranking government leaders, and diplomats. Vice President Joe Biden sent a message in which he lauded his old friend's unending fight for human rights and democracy.
Read Ambassador Colleen Bell's Remarks - (English) (Hungarian)
Read Tributes from Vice President Joe Biden & Senator Edward Markey - (Tributes)
See Photos from the ceremony - (Photos, US Embassy in Budapest)
Daily News Hungary - BUDAPEST PROMENADE NAMED AFTER FORMER US CONGRESSMAN LANTOS - (Read here)
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Budapest promenade named for late Jewish congressman Tom Lantos - (Read here)