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Published:February 11th, 2006 04:47 EST
Condoleezza Rice to Host Commemoration of 50th Anniversary

Condoleezza Rice to Host Commemoration of 50th Anniversary

By Leon (Producer) Leon

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will host a ceremony and reception to commemorate the 50th anniversary year of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the U.S. Department of State.

Secretary Rice will make brief remarks about the Hungarian Revolution, and the freedom fighters who inspired the world with their courage. Other speakers taking part in the ceremony include Under Secretary of State R. Nicholas Burns, Representative Tom Lantos (D-CA); Ambassador of Hungary to the United States Andras Simonyi; Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington; Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Appeal of Conscience Foundation; Reverend G. Wilson Gunn, General Presbyter, National Capital Presbytery; and Dr. Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States.

The program begins at 3:30 p.m., is expected to end at 4:15 p.m., and is open for press coverage.

Pick up time for cameras: 2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance
Final access time for all press: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance

Media representatives may attend these events upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).