Budapest to name landmark after Elvis, declare him honorary citizen of the Hungarian capital

Budapest to name landmark after Elvis, declare him honorary citizen of the Hungarian capital
By Associated Press

March 2, 2011

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest’s mayor says Elvis Presley will be declared a posthumous honorary citizen of Hungary’s capital and a city landmark will be named after him.

Mayor Istvan Tarlos said Wednesday that Elvis will be commemorated because of his support for Hungary in the wake of the short-lived, anti-Soviet revolution of October 1956.

On the city’s website, visitors can pick one of 12 locations to be renamed after Elvis, including street crossings, a small square and a site at the foot of Margaret Bridge, which spans the Danube River. Voting closes March 15.

On Jan. 6, 1957, during his last appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Elvis sang a gospel standard, “Peace in Valley,” which Sullivan said reflected the singer’s preoccupation with Hungarians’ plight after the uprising.

Quite an honor and just goes to prove – Elvis is Loved  Everywhere!

There will be an Elvis street or square named after Elvis!
The major of Budapest remembered that Elvis asked the Ed Sullivan show’s public to send charity for the victims of 1956 Hungarian Revolution!

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One Response to Budapest to name landmark after Elvis, declare him honorary citizen of the Hungarian capital

  1. Birdie Miles says:

    I never knew there were so many statues and monuments constructed for Elvis all over the world, I thought they were only in the south of the U.S this is so wonderful to know, the whole world did and still love Elvis so I can easily understand why, just wish I had known about these long before now, thank you for sharing.

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