Want China Times
Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, will preside over a spring memorial ceremony for the ROC
Air Force’s war dead on Sunday.
He will be the first Republic of China president to ever officiate the annual ceremony held by the service branch at the Air Force Cemetery in Xindian in New Taipei.
Those buried at the cemetery are mainly Air Force personnel who gave their lives during China’s civil war, and the president has high respect for their contributions to the country, a source said.
Because of the presence of the president, the ceremony will be led this year by Ma rather than the Air Force commander and officers who normally head it, and he will be accompanied by the defense minister and chief of general staff. [FULL STORY]