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WW1: Hungary's President, peace must be built everyday

Ader impressed by War Museum, visit to Crooked Tree

04 June, 16:35
(ANSA) - TRIESTE - ''Peace must be built everyday'', according to Hungarian President Janos Ader, who spoke on the sidelines of his visit to some sites in the Karst, along the River Soca, where, a hundred years ago, several teams of Austro-Hungarian soldiers fought. ''Nowadays, we are very lucky - Ader added -, since we are talking about peace and united Europe, but we must bring here our children and our grandchildren, not only in order to remember: peace is not forever, we have to struggle everyday to keep it alive''.

Ader, who visited the War Museum in San Michele del Carso (Gorizia) , recalled that one hundred thousand Hungarian soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian army died on the Karst hills.

''We are here because in Hungary we celebrate our Unity Day, but also and above all - he added - because we want to thank our Italian friends, who guard with love the memory of many Hungarians fallen in WW1''.

Ader, accompanied by his wife Anita Herczegh, during the visit to the museum focused on the history of Crooked Tree, an old mulberry tree that the members of the 17th Infantry Division brought back to Timisoara, the town where it is still guarded. Hungary's President, accompanied by Sagrado Mayor Elisabetta Pian, along with the president of the Province of Gorizia, Enrico Gherghetta, and the Regional Councillor Sara Vito, was given some books and other memories of the Hungarian soldiers who fought on the Isonzo front.(ANSA).

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