92-year-old KMT veteran in Nanjing honored at last for past battles

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-05
By: Xinhua and Staff Reporter

This Tomb Sweeping Day, Liu Shouben, a 92-year-old former Kuomintang soldier, can finally

Flowers placed beside a wall riddled with bullet holes at the Taierzhuang War Memorial in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, April 4. The Battle of Taierzhuang in 1938 was a rare victory for Chinese forces against the advancing Japanese but came at great cost. (Photo/Xinhua)

Flowers placed beside a wall riddled with bullet holes at the Taierzhuang War Memorial in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, April 4. The Battle of Taierzhuang in 1938 was a rare victory for Chinese forces against the advancing Japanese but came at great cost. (Photo/Xinhua)

tell people about the bloody battles he fought against the Japanese.

The holiday is a time to honor the deceased, and is also an occasion for war veterans to recount their experiences to volunteer historians, interviewers, students, and the public.

Last November, the civil affairs department in the eastern city of Nanjing officially recognized Liu as an Anti-Japanese War veteran. “The day has come at last. The recognition is a huge comfort to my comrades who were killed in the war,” Liu said.     [FULL  STORY]

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