Events honor China's revolutionary heroes, historic struggle

Wang Rongjiang
The Longhua Martyrs' Memorial recently hosted flower-laying, poetry and drama activities to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives to protect the country.
Wang Rongjiang
Events honor China's revolutionary heroes, historic struggle
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Students lay flowers during a commemorative event at the Longhua Martyrs’ Memorial on Wednesday. Activities in honor of revolutionary heroes were held across China ahead of Qingming Festival, also known as tomb-sweeping day, which falls on Friday this year. People venturing out to cemeteries in Shanghai can expect clear skies and temperatures in the 20s. 

Events honor China's revolutionary heroes, historic struggle
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A poetry reading was held at the Longhua Martyrs’ Memorial on Wednesday. More than 800 students and residents from the city came to the event to pay tribute to martyrs sacrificed for the country.

Events honor China's revolutionary heroes, historic struggle
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Actors and students perform a play on Wednesday at the Longhua Martyrs’ Memorial as part of events recalling the history of China's struggle to protect the country against foreign invaders.

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