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!