Date: Sat, Jul 04, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday attended the openings of two exhibitions on
people’s lives during the 1937 to 1945 Second Sino-Japanese War and presented a Republic of China (ROC) national flag to the son of a war heroine.
The two exhibitions, one about wartime lives and the other specifically about Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule and Taiwanese democracy pioneer Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水, 1891-1931) are being held at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei.
Ma gave the ROC national flag to Chu Fu-kuei (朱復圭), the son of Yang Hui-min (楊惠敏, 1915-1992), who as a girl guide supplied ROC national flags and supplies to Chinese troops besieged by the Imperial Japanese Army in Shanghai in 1937, to show gratitude and respect to citizen heroes and heroines during the war.
Ma said that “the mistakes of history might be gradually forgotten, but historical truth cannot be forgotten, since forgetting history could lead to the recurrence of the same mistakes.” [FULL STORY]