By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday presented commemorative medals
marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II to visiting descendants of former U.S. presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.
The medal presentation was part of a series of activities marking the Republic of China’s victory in the Sino-Japanese War, which was a part of World War II.
During the presentation ceremony to David Roosevelt, Clifton Truman Daniel and Mary Jean Eisenhower, Ma also expressed the ROC’s gratitude for their grandfathers’ assistance to the ROC during the eight-year war against Japan.
During the meeting, Roosevelt presented Ma with duplicates of several WWII documents, including photos of his grandfather attending a military strategy meeting in Honolulu in July 1944, a duplicate of a memorandum the president signed with the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941-1942 — nicknamed the Flying Tigers — and a duplicate of the Cairo Declaration. [FULL STORY]