<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” /??>Ferenc Puskás burial day has been declared a day of mourning by the government. This has been announced on Friday by Emese Danks, the government spokesperson. The funeral ceremony of Ferenc Puskás will be held on the 9th of December, on Saturday at Budapest the Ferenc Puskás Reverence Committee announced it.
17.11.2006. 15:21 MTI
Ferenc Puskáswas a prominent figure and an outstanding sportsman at the same time and the news of his death required the commemoration from me as well. It was obvious that the stadium, the scene of his career, had been called after him.
Nevertheless, I feel that we have to pay attention to the values and to the people behind them. I do not think so that Ferenc Puskás as a sportsman and as a man had demanded that the government declared the day of his death to be a national day of mourning.
My raising, besides paying my respects to the dead person, is not addressed to Ferenc Puskás. This note requires a little thinking from everybody, and from the decision makers that decisions have to be made more circumspectly and responsibly.
One has and had to think of the outstanding figures of the near past, their memories, the mourners and admirers when declaring a day to be a national day of mourning. For example, think of József Gregor, György Faludy and so many of!
Grand Ph.D János Palotás