September 30th is the fifth Memorial Day of our martyrs. In the morning of the day, Qingyuan County held a memorial ceremony for the martyrs’ memorial day at the Shilongshan martyrs’ cemetery. They paid tribute to the achievements of the martyrs and expressed their boundless respect and deep concern for the revolutionary predecessors, deeply carried out patriotic education, further inherited and carried forward the revolutionary tradition, as well as the spirit of the martyrs.
Lan Lingli, secretary of the Qingyuan county Party committee, gave instructions on the commemorative activities, urging the whole county to strengthen their ideals and convictions, always follow the party, regard the ‘revolutionary spirit’ as the spiritual power for creations and inventions, and devote diligent and hard work to their jobs; and to make positive contributions to the promotion of green and high-quality development of Qingyuan, to speeding up the construction of a beautiful ‘Grand garden’ and the most beautiful ‘flower’.
Hu Xianru, Wu Qingsong, Ye Liya, Yan Changyuan, Zhang Zuofei, Shen Jianjun, and other deputy county leaders, retired veteran cadres, cadres and workers of seven county systems, officers and men, young pioneers, members of the Communist Youth League and the masses from all walks of life participated in the activities.
Li Jianyang, deputy secretary of the county Party committee and Secretary of the political and Legal Commission, hosted the event.
The monument stands among green pines and cypresses. At 9 in the morning, more than 180 party members, cadres and representatives from all walks of life stood facing the monument in a solemn procession.
With the orders, six soldiers marched in a sonorous and forceful pace on both sides of the monument in place, the scene played the majestic Anthem of the People’s Republic of China. The whole body took off their hats and with a heavy heart observed a minute of silence to the revolutionary martyrs who were lying here.
After the moment of silence, young pioneers wearing red scarves sang ‘We are the successors of Communism’ with deep feeling. Then, 10 armed police soldiers carrying flower baskets, walked slowly toward the monument to the revolutionary martyrs, to sacrifice flower baskets to the martyrs.
Hu Xianru, walked slowly to the front of the monument and tided the ribbon in the flower basket, saluted to the martyrs' monument and showed deep respect for the revolutionary martyrs. All the participants marched slowly forward with reverence and walked around the monument one after another to express their respect for the martyrs.
After the simple but solemn commemorative activities, participants visted the Museum of Revolutionary History. (Qingyuan County Government Office)