Elvis To Be Named Honorary Citizen Of Budapest

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. 

Source: Associated Press / Updated: Mar 2, 2011 
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GM1TBW (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2011report abuse
The article appeared in the Wall Street Journal in the Eastern Europe section on 4th March...it's still on their website. There is a link to where you can vote but the website is in Hunagarian. If you load the Hungarain website into Google Chrome you'll get back an english translation. Voting closes 15th March. If this falls foul of the URL ruling then I apologise.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 4, 2011report abuse
I agree with you Erika and with all the others! this news makes me proud to be an Elvis Fan
Erika Freiburger (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 4, 2011report abuse
This is very good news. Where can we vote? Not that i know those places. No matter which place gets the most votes, the most important thing is that it will be named after him. I agree with Brian, this is the best Elvis news of 2011 so far. Love, Erika
samcra (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2011report abuse
This is getting quite a lot of positive publicity here in the USA and elsewhere. So that's a good thing !
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2011report abuse
The best Elvis news I have heard so far this year. A tremendous honour for The King and getting worldwide publicity.
MickeyN (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2011report abuse
I totally agree with TonyC. This is how to honour a great person and his cultural influence. NOT by issuing another Mr Potato Head!
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2011report abuse
I'm sure that this news will bring cynical comments about why it took them so long or stupid comments mentioning Bourke or "Old Shep", but my view is that this is a huge honour for Elvis. It adds to the legacy that the man left in many parts of the world.

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