Reviewing Revolutionary Tradition—Xi Cherishes Memory of Revolutionary Martyrs and Inherit Red Gene
Jinzhai County of Lu’an City is a well-known location of revolutionary base and enjoys high reputation of the “Cradle of Red Army and Hometown of Generals.” On the morning of April 24, as soon as Xi Jinping gets off the airplane landed in Hefei, he goes to a Red Army Square in Jinzhai County after one and a half hour’s drive accompanied by Wang Xuejun, secretary of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee and Governor Li Jinbin.
It is drizzling. The towering Revolutionary Martyrs Monument surrounded by the green pines and verdant cypresses appears solemn and somber. The four Chinese characters of “Sparking the Flame” inscribed by Marshal Liu Bocheng on the imposing monument is graceful and powerful. Xi Jinping walks slowly up the stairs and stands silently in front of the Revolutionary Martyrs Monument.
Xi lays a wreath at the Revolutionary Martyrs Monument and carefully sorts the flower basket ribbon which reads “Wish Revolutionary Martyrs Immortal.” He pays tribute at the martyr memorial by bowing deeply three times to show his deep memory of the martyrs.
Afterwards, Xi Jinping comes to the Red Army Memorial of Jinzhai County. The photos and roster of the old Red Army soldiers and officials are displayed on the wall of the memorial and their statues stand in order. Jinzhai County is home to around one hundred thousand Red Army soldiers and officials who lost their lives during the Second World War.
In the Revolutionary Museum of Jinzhai County, at hearing that the revolutionary red flag flied highly at the top of the Dabie Mountains even in the most difficult years, Xi Jinping is deeply moved. Xi Jinping stares at the exhibition goods, asking for details and showing reverence to the revolutionary martyrs.
Xi says that recalling the past years, Jinzhai people have made great contribution to and provided meritorious service for the cause of the Chinese revolution. We must continue to move forward along the footprint of the revolutionary predecessors. Back