November 21 is the 123th anniversary for commemorating the death of compatriots killed in the “Port Arthur massacre”of Sino-Japanese War. Ont that day, Lushunkou District held a memorial ceremony at the Tombs of Ten Thousand Martyrs for mourning the martyrs in order to forever keep the history in mind and strive for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Over 200 people including government cadres, garrison soldiers and students attended the ceremony.
On July 25, 1894, Sino-Japanese War broke out. On November 21, the Japanese army captured Lushun and carried out a bloody massacre towards unarmed people, which lasted for more than four days and nights, killing more than 18,300 innocent people.
Today, 123 years have passed, but the imprint of history is deeply engraved in the hearts of Lushun people. History always warns us to take it as a mirror, be future-oriented and self-reliance and cherish the hard-won sound situation today. Under the guidance of the spirits of the 19th CPC National Congress, Lushun people will remain true to their original aspiration and keep their mission firmly in mind to achieve the new development in the construction of green Lushun economic zone through hard work.