95 STAT. 1046
PUBLIC LAW 97-71—OCT. 26, 1981
Public Law 97-71 97th Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 26, 1981 [H.J. Res. 268]
Hungarian Freedom Fighters Day. Designation authorization.
To designate October 23, 1981, as "Hungarian Freedom Fighters Day".
Whereas on October 23, 1956, Hungarian freedom fighters attempted to establish a coalition government and to end Soviet political and economic domination in Hungary; and Whereas on October 23, 1956, the Hungarian freedom fighters and other participants in the Hungarian revolution attempted to free the Hungarian people from the oppression of the Soviet police state; and Whereas the Congress supports the efforts of all freedom-loving peoples to protect their individual human rights and other rights of self-determination: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation designating October 23, 1981, as "Hungarian Freedom Fighters Day", and calling upon the people of the United States to reaffirm our belief in the eventual victory of the freedom-loving human spirit over oppression. Approved October 26, 1981.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 268: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 127 (1981): Oct. 14, considered and passed House. Oct. 20, considered and passed Senate.