Japanese expeditionary force of more than 200 people remaining living veterans of the majority of problems in life
Chinese Expeditionary Force during the war played an important role in Chinese Expeditionary Force was to cross the river
” If people remember, I remember the pro, I remember the pain; state if the memory, knowledge of origin, to know the way home. ”
“photos and video of each one have a fresh life when suffering the growth of the perseverance, pathos raising the fearless heroes and unsung heroes of the surging waves of human justice, the state of civilization, the Yangtze River , Nu, on the Irrawaddy River float without sinking, is a weak individual life weight swimming when we go back along the history, our history of invasion. “
” a 12-year-old expedition troops and Allied Duanzhuo Qiang Bei Lee comrades broke into our posters. If he is an octogenarian alive, he is still young in the eyes of future generations, national memory, it is that time of grief and legend, our time here’s unite and spread to the eternal moment. “
” come together once, after the former index. “
” only to pay tribute, only forward. “
—–” National Memory “exhibition of all the organizers
CBI, a majority of people are obviously unfamiliar vocabulary, carrying a Chinese epic history. 60 years ago, countless sons and daughters conduct a long, bloody battle in a foreign country. Today, most of them have passed away, also survive in the world is oldest elderly. During that song blood buried in their minds for many years, and now increasingly blurred.
Fortunately, people do not forget, it has been pursuing. Recently, the Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town Creative Park held a special exhibition, silent and powerful, known as “national memory — the U.S. National Archives photo exhibition Burma-India war.” At the opening ceremony, the emergence of five war veterans, let us once again follow in their footsteps, pursuing their final glory.
photos and video of each one have a fresh life
2010, the number of Chinese scholars with U.S. private self-financing, to the United States National Archives, which lasted two more than a month, sorting tens of thousands of pictures and over 200 hours of raw video recorded. “National Memory — U.S. National Archives photo exhibition Burma-India war,” display all information from this. Most of these photographs communicate Corps 164 U.S. soldiers, even the camera shot, as a record of information dedicated troops, shooting them in a mass-Burma-India theater and the Allied Expeditionary Force, China photo. These images, sixty years gathering dust in the ocean.
photos and video of each one have a fresh life. Who had worked in the field of Chinese Expeditionary Force fought a bloody war veterans, lucky to survive on the battlefield, and now has grown old, some of them went to the exhibition with their own personal experience to remind everyone to revive them should not be forgotten memory. Expeditionary military veterans beam excited mode Shen Li, Wang Zhong Shi, Ning Danian, LI Bing Tang are eighty-nine-year-old old man, had come to the opening ceremony.
6 2 April, the exhibition site of a group of high school usher in Shenzhen Futian history teacher. Guo says that as a history teacher, although aware of the Chinese Expeditionary Army, but for the specific case, we know very little. This history should not be forgotten. Teachers with the point of view, is like a tribute to the veterans on the cause, “these veterans who have country, our nation has made a significant contribution ….”
veterans need, is the recognition and respect
years, the CBI’s war veterans has been vaguely flashed in people’s horizon. But a group of volunteers, has been looking for them everywhere.
called “fat brother” of Shenzhen volunteers Li Minghui and war veterans become attached, in July 2005. Day, an old man begging under the bridge attracted his attention. Liao cloud called the elderly, 85 years old, Sichuan Otake who was a member of the expeditionary force, now suffering from malignant diseases due to deep healing, but can not afford to pay for medical expenses. Li Minghui very sympathetic to the experiences of the elderly, to the old 20 dollars. Half an hour later, he was finishing things once again passing bridges and asked the old man’s specific address and phone, and made a special trip to go visit. Old spoke about his combat experiences, those details and place names is a 80-year-old can not be fabricated. So “fat brother” and friends to scrape together 2,000 yuan to fund the elderly doctor. Liao cloud for “fat brother” realized that there is a group of war veterans in desperate need of community help. So “fat brother” and the United Front Work Department Baoshan City, Yunnan Province, made contact. 2006 Spring Festival, “fat brother” and 15 friends went to Baoshan, began to search for surviving veterans around the country.
“fat brother” introduced the country to do this like-minded persons, probably hundreds of people. Most of the forty or so, there are two young people sixteen or seventeen.
years, look for volunteers to the war veterans more than 300, over time, veterans are gradually diminishing. Six years later, the veterans still alive today only 200, with age, memory is also becoming blurred.
life difficult for the majority of veterans, volunteers who raise funds through various channels, to help veterans in need of financial assistance, “though not much money, but with the money, old people have a living allowance, spiritual comfort. ”
veterans need more than money, more recognition and respect.
volunteers Zhou Jian always remember that scene: in Tengchong group Tin, Chen Xueliang old, 92-year-old eyes can not see, ears can not hear, speak very difficult. The exchange began almost impossible. When a week old when Kennedy asked the unit designation, the old man sitting on the threshold, suddenly straightened back, loud reported designation, it is buried in the hearts of decades of glorious gushing out. Zhou Jian said, that moment, the elderly can not see the eyes, seems to have shot the light.
let old people get in the last moments of life, dignity and honor, their greatest wish is to volunteer. In the “national memory” of the exhibition site, volunteers set up a bazaar stall, in addition to books, CDs and other items, as well as a set of postcards. For each purchase postcards, volunteers will encourage them to send postcards veterans. Volunteers, Mr. Pang said, veterans who received postcards know there are people thinking about them, and know that they are “national hero”, will be happy.
veterans have much time, volunteers also work hard to help them achieve a final wish, for example, take a look back home, back to the battlefield to see the year, look for old colleague … …
correspondent Jin Lu Zhou Min