Hungary – “For our children and grandchildren to live as Hungarians in Hungary, we must defend our borders with all the means at our disposal, and fight against terrorism and illegal immigration,” said the Hungarian Minister of the defense to the young officers taking the oath during the national holiday.
On 20 August, Hungarian national holiday and St. Stephen’s Day, the saint king of Hungary who refounded the Hungarian state into a Christian one, the young officers were sworn in on the place of parliament.
During the ceremony, the Head of State, President János Áder and the Minister of Defense, in particular, addressed the 92 new officers. “In order for our children and grandchildren to live as Hungarians in Hungary, we must defend our borders with all the means at our disposal, and fight terrorism and illegal immigration,” recalled the Hungarian Defense Minister , István Simicsko.
“We have to keep our Christian faith in this hurrying and changing world. There is no other way […] than the Christian faith that we have received from St. Stephen to lead us forward,” Minister Simicsko said, adding that there could be a future for the country only if there are Hungarian youths able to die for their homeland.
The Minister then attacked Brussels. “Unfortunately today it seems that Brussels is renouncing its faith and losing its fundamentals. We Hungarians have learned that Hungary, our homeland, represents for each of us an invaluable and irreplaceable good.”
At the conclusion of his speech, the Minister of Defense recalled that it was important, in the interests of peace, to have a defense that was mentally, physically and materially reinforced.
Then the president of the republic, János Áder, also addressed the officers. After referring to St. Stephen and St. Ladislas kings, the president declared that “we see again that only what we are able to defend might be truly ours”.