Xinhua News Agency, Shenyang, April 3rd, Topic: Thoughts Transcending Time and Space——Secretary of the Martyrs of Anti-US Aid and Korean War Memorial
Xinhua News Agency reporters Zhang Feifei, Sun Renbin, Gao Shuang
He Fengxi Hei, the birds whispered. On the eve of the Qingming Festival, the cemetery of the martyrs of Shenyang's anti-US aid and Korean dynasty was peaceful.
Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, many activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's overseas operations have been temporarily cancelled. However, in 70 years of star-studded movement, people's admiration for the "loveliest person" has never changed.
"Uncle, when Grandpa died and shouted your name, he refused to close his eyes; Grandma cried blindly in order to find you; Dad asked me to find you at the end of death!" His nephew Feng Xianling hugged his loved one's tombstone and spoke affectionately to his loved ones.
Even if there are thousands of rivers and mountains, it is also difficult to block the blood relationship; even if there is no word, it cannot dispel the thoughts of family members.
Sun Dali, the director of the Martyrs Cemetery Management Office of the Dandong Anti-American and Korean War Memorial in Liaoning, couldn't forget the scene where the family of the martyr Li Fangrong came to find relatives--
"Brother, after so many years, I finally found you." Li Yueqing, a 76-year-old villager from Fangou Village, Liuquan Town, Yiyang County, Henan Province, went to Dandong Anti-US Aid Martyrs Cemetery to visit the elder brother's tomb. He cried while shaking his hands with trembling hands. Placing the offering in front of the tombstone, his younger brother Li Hanqing also cried.
The brothers fulfilled their mother's last wish: to find his elder brother Li Fangrong, even though he had already sacrificed on the battlefield of anti-American aid.
In 1951, Li Fangrong, who was only 17 years old, signed up to join the army and became a member of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army. The majestic spirit crosses the Yalu River, and this walk is the secret. Before my mother was dying, I still kept telling brothers Li Yueqing: Make sure to ask about your brother's whereabouts and give me an explanation.
Many years later, with the help of relevant government departments and the media, the two brothers finally came to the elder brother's grave. Li Yueqing placed wild chrysanthemums on his brother's tombstone. Li Hanqing slowly opened a red cloth bag that he brought with him. Around the tombstone, he slowly scattered the loess from his hometown next to his brother's tombstone, and dug out with his hands on the ground. A handful of black soil, wrapped, carefully carried in his arms.
"Brother, come home with us!" The two gray-haired old men wiped their tears and supported each other through the rows of martyrs' tombstones ... Each tombstone seemed to tell a touching story and seemed to be guarding it The land on one side is long and peaceful.
By the Yalu River, the grass is green and the broken bridge stands upright.
Dressed in dark green military uniforms and holding flowers, 87-year-old Liu Jinsheng, a veteran of the anti-American aid dynasty, accompanied by his family, looked across the river across the river to recall the days of blood and fire.
Yan Chengen, Yang Baoshan ... Looking at the surging river, Liu Jinsheng repeated the name of the sacrificed comrade: "Without your bloody sacrifice, how can there be a good day today?"
As with Liu Jinsheng, every Qingming Festival, Sun Deshan, an anti-US aid aid veteran who lives in Jiuzhan Village, Gaokan Town, Hunnan District, Shenyang, will put on his green uniform, put on all the military medals neatly, take a bus, and go to Shenyang to resist the US aid The cemetery of the martyrs sweeps the grave for the martyrs.
Even if they can't go to the cemetery to sweep the grave, the veterans will use their own methods to reflect on their comrades-in-arms. Sun Deshan vacated most of his own house and built a "Revolutionary History and Patriotic Education Hall for Resisting US Aggression and Aid Korea." He and his wife were packed in a dozen square-meter house.
"With this education hall, I can come and see them from time to time." Sun Deshan was willing to explain to the visitors, "I want more people to remember this history."
This year's Qingming Festival, the cemetery of the martyrs who resisted the United States and aided the DPRK in Shenyang, Dandong and other places canceled large-scale commemorative activities and replaced them with online sacrifice and remote sacrifice activities. Volunteers from all over the country have called and sent letters, hoping that the cemetery will remove the dust from the tombstones of martyrs on the day of Qingming Festival, present a bouquet of flowers and send a reflection.
"The network sacrifice through time and space has made people think farther." Said Gao Fang, director of the Shenyang Anti-US Aid Martyrs Cemetery Management Center.
Comfort the soul
In the center of the sunken memorial square of the cemetery of the martyrs in the Shenyang Anti-American and Aid Korea cemetery, the theme sculpture stands quietly, and the names of 197653 martyrs are engraved on the ring-shaped martyrs' famous names.
In 2013, China and South Korea reached an agreement to return the remains of volunteer soldiers in South Korea to China. From 2014 to 2019, South Korea has handed over the remains of a total of 599 Chinese People's Volunteer Army martyrs to China for 6 consecutive years.
"In the future there will be more remains of volunteer martyrs returning to our country. We are preparing to expand the underground palace so that the heroes can be better buried in the motherland." Qin Zhe, director of the Department of Retired Military Affairs of Liaoning Province, said.
In recent years, Deng Qingfeng, a veteran who now lives in Dandong, and Zhang Hongzhuo, a volunteer from Hebei, have joined forces with media and volunteers in Henan, Shandong and other places to cooperate with multiple cemeteries including Dandong Anti-US Aid Martyrs Cemetery and initiate a huge scene The help of martyrs to find relatives has helped 109 martyrs find relatives.
"Although each of us has a small strength, when we get together, it is a warm light, which illuminates the martyrs' way home." Diao Qingfeng said.
Wang Chunjie, who worked in the cemetery of the martyrs in Shenyang's Anti-American and Aid Korea, came to the hometown of martyrs across the country in 16 years to collect martyrs' relics in the anti-American and Korean aid memorial in the park.
"For so many years, wherever I go, I will use the big speakers I carry to preach heroic deeds. I want more people to understand and remember these cutest people." Wang Chunjie said.
Medical staff is the cutest person in the new era. Wang Yuyan, a surgical nurse of Shengjing Hospital affiliated to China Medical University, recently returned to her hometown of Shenyang from the "front line" in Hubei Province recently. She was in the middle of quarantine, and participated in a sacrifice event for volunteer martyrs on her mobile phone.
She said that her experience in supporting the epidemic in Hubei has given her a deeper understanding of "the cutest person" 70 years ago. "I think the Chinese people's spiritual world is interlinked: the peace that the ancestors exchanged with blood, to our generation, everyone can come forward when the country is in crisis, and the spirit of the ancestors has not been disappointed. This spirit is in the same vein."