The American Nationalities Movement of Ohio presented Katalin Gulden their Freedom Award at its 53rd Annual Captive Nations Dinner on July 17, 2014. Gulden was recognized for her many years of service to the Cleveland Hungarian scouts in addition to her work with many of the other organizations within Cleveland’s Hungarian community.
The dinner was held during Captive Nations Week which was signed into law in 1959 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Every successive U.S. President has declared the third week of July to be Captive Nations Week. The week aims to raise public awareness of the oppression of nations under the control of Communist and other non-democratic governments. Ohio’s U.S. Senator Robert Portman, also a Freedom Award recipient that night, gave the keynote address.
Gulden’s award was presented to her by the Hon. Judge Ralph J. Perk Jr., President of the American Nationalities Movement of Ohio, along with more than half a dozen proclamations from area dignitaries recognizing Gulden’s achievements. Congratulations Mrs. Gulden for all that you have accomplished!