Myanmar holds ceremony to mark martyrs' day

13:04, July 19, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Myanmar held an annual ceremony here Monday morning to commemorate fallen national heroes General Aung San and eight others who sacrificed their lives for the country's independence in late 1940s.

The 63rd martyrs' day ceremony, which took place at the Martyrs ' Mausoleum, was attended by Yangon Mayor U Aung Thein Lin.

Paying respects at the tombs of the fallen independence heroes were Yangon municipal officials, military guard of honor and representatives of social organizations.

Laying wreathes at the martyrs' tombs were bereaved family members of the martyrs or their representatives and social organizations.

Aung San, along with eight other martyrs who were his then bodyguard and seven councillor members, were all assassinated 61 years ago on July 19, 1947 before Myanmar regained independence from the British colonialists On Jan. 4, 1948.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • The graphics shows the launch procedures of the carrier rocket of Tiangong-1 space lab module, Long March-2FT1 on Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
  • Image taken from Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasting off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua)
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
  • A fallen tree is seen on a road in Qionghai, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 29, 2011. Typhoon Nesat was predicted to land in Hainan later Thursday, bringing heavy rainfalls to the island. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)
Hot Forum Discussion