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HungarianMonMore significant Fairport Harbor historical heritage has made its way to a permanent home in Fairport's Veterans Memorial Park.

On Fairport Harbor's annual Community Days, September 22, 2016 the Hungarian Monument was unveiled.

The eight foot tall black granite memorial is in the southwest quadrant of the park and after eight years of planning, is finally a reality, much to the delight of many area Hungarians.

In a well attended ceremony, NBC's Chris (Kapostasy) Jansing was the keynote speaker.

Jansing remarked: "I wouldn’t have missed this for the world, I love this town; my parents raised 12 children here... I remember so many times when people were just sitting out on their front jansingporch or sitting out in their back yards. This town is about community and family and supporting each other and that is what we always did."

Other dignitaries in attendance were Tom Orosz (former NFL player for the Dolphins and Forty-niners), and Lake County Commisioners Judy Moran and Kevin Malacek.

The members of the Finnish Heritage Museum congratulate our fellow immigrants, the Hungarians, who were integral in making Fairport Harbor a great place.

© photos, FHM 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

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