Tomb-sweeping Day, mourn the deceased, pay tribute to the revolutionary martyrs, and cherish history. A few days ago, Nandu reporters visited the Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery to trace the footprints of history and learn about the heroic deeds of the martyrs who fought bravely against Japan. Some tourists said that they would come here to pay their respects to the martyrs every one or two years, “because we are living such a happy life now, we are inseparable from the martyrs throwing their heads and shedding blood.”
Guangzhou Uprising Monument.
It is reported that the Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery was established in 1957 to commemorate the martyrs who died heroically in the Guangzhou Uprising led by the Communist Party of China. Today, the cemetery has become a national key martyr memorial building protection unit, a key cultural relic protection unit in Guangdong Province, and a national demonstration base for patriotic education for primary and secondary school students.
In front of the Guangzhou Uprising Monument
Many tourists stop to visit
Facing the main entrance of the cemetery, the Guangzhou Uprising Monument stands in front. On the monument, under the lacquer-gold stele titled “Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Immortal” written by Deng Xiaoping, there are engravings of the battle scenes of Chinese Communists and revolutionary masses participating in the Guangzhou Uprising. In the early morning of December 11, 1927, the Chinese Communists and the revolutionary masses launched the Guangzhou Uprising under the leadership of Zhang Tailei, secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, in order to resist the frenzied persecution and massacre of the Kuomintang reactionaries. Communist sacrifice. Today, the environment of the cemetery is quiet and solemn, with lush trees on both sides of the monument. One side reads “Remembering the Martyrs” and the other side reads “Heroes Advocate”. In the Guangzhou Museum of Modern History not far away, there are also red cloth scarves marked by the insurgents.
On the Mausoleum Avenue in front of the monument, many tourists stopped to watch the revolutionary deeds of the martyrs of the Guangzhou Uprising on the introduction board. A tourist with flowers in hand told the reporter that he would come here every one or two years to pay his respects to the martyrs, “because we are living such a happy life now, it is inseparable from the martyrs throwing their heads and shedding blood.”
Tourists learn about the revolutionary deeds of the martyrs in the square.
The cemetery surrounds the Guangzhou Uprising Monument and adopts the garden style of Lingnan characteristics. Gardeners plant flowers in roadside grass to keep the plants thriving. There are monitors on both sides of the road to monitor the temperature, humidity and volume in the park. Activities that damage the environment and atmosphere of commemorating heroes and martyrs are prohibited in the solemn zone. In the sound function control area outside the solemn area, you can see citizens and children running and exercising.
The Tomb of the Martyrs of Guangzhou Commune
Admiration arises spontaneously
Follow the ramp to the east of the monument and go up to the Tomb of the Martyrs of Guangzhou Commune. The cemetery is surrounded by a granite wall. On one side of the wall is the name of the tomb inscribed by Zhu De, and on the other side is the inscription of the Guangzhou Uprising Monument. There are 40 stone lions squatting on the top of the wall, and the top of the tomb is covered with grass. Several tourists stood in front of the inscription, reading the process and meaning of the Guangzhou Uprising.
It was the first time for Ms. Ding to come here, and the tomb of the Martyrs of Guangzhou Commune was her deepest impression. “There are rows of straight pine trees beside the cemetery, very solemn, and the heart of admiration arises spontaneously.” When she was a child, she often heard revolutionary stories from the elders at home who participated in the War of Resistance Against US Aggression and Aid Korea. “Visiting the cemetery of the martyrs and paying homage to the martyrs is also a kind of revolutionary spirit. Let’s pass it on.” There are also pavilions of blood friendship between the Chinese and Soviet people and pavilions of blood friendship between the Chinese and Korean people. Tourist Mr. Li believes that children should come to see such memorial pavilions and cemeteries, which are very helpful for understanding history, learning and inheriting the revolutionary spirit.
The pavilion of blood friendship between the Chinese and Soviet people.
According to the security guard of the cemetery, before the epidemic, the daily passenger flow reached tens of thousands of people. Now, due to the needs of epidemic prevention and control, the passenger flow has been reduced to 4,000 or 5,000. During the Qingming Festival this year, the Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery will not support on-site sacrifice sweeps, let alone hold offline commemorative activities.
However, the cemetery encourages people to cherish the memory online. On the WeChat public account “Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery”, online worship, online sacrifices to heroes, special exhibitions and VR cloud tours have been opened. You can visit the cemetery online to commemorate and pay homage to the revolutionary martyrs.
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