Memorial service in Kinmen commemorates key battle against China

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/23
By: Huang Hui-min and Jeffrey Wu

Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) A memorial service was held Sunday in the outlying Kinmen 36125003County to mark the 57th anniversary of a battle that occurred during hostilities across the Taiwan Strait in 1958.

The service, organized by the Kinmen Defense Command, was attended by more than 70 retired soldiers in honor of their fellow servicemen who died defending the outlying island from Chinese invasion.

Lee Jing-chuan (李景川), who lives in Pingtung County’s Wandan Township and has set up an exhibition there of the battle, said the victory paved the way for the peace that now exists in Taiwan. He said Aug. 23 should be celebrated as “Peace Memorial Day of the Taiwan Strait.”     [FULL  STORY]

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