Flowers are dedicated to the spirit of a martyr. September 30 is the fifth anniversary of the martyrs in China. On the morning of the same day, Tan Zuojun, Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee, Tan Chengxu, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Mayor, Xiao Shengfeng, Director of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress, Lv Baoqiang and Yu Wenbing, the heads of the Standing Forces, came to the Dalian Martyrs Cemetery to present flower baskets to the martyrs together with representatives of cadres and the masses in the city.
Against the backdrop of blue sky, white clouds and pines and cypresses, the Dalian Martyrs Cemetery is exceptionally solemn. More than 1,000 representatives from all walks of life in the city lined up in front of the monument, including members of the leadership of the Municipal Party Committee, the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress, the municipal government and the Municipal Committee of CPPCC, representatives of the troops and armed police stationed in Dalian, white-haired veterans, honorable military representatives, young pioneers, young students, and representatives of cadres and the masses from all fronts in the city.
At about 10am, 10 ceremonial soldiers marched in two columns to the monument and stood armed. Tan Chengxu presided over the ceremony and announced the beginning of the ceremony of offering flower baskets to martyrs.
The military band played the magnificent " March of the Volunteers”, and the national anthem of the People's Republic of China was sung in chorus.
After singing the national anthem, the audience stood in silence and mourned the martyrs who volunteered for the cause of the Chinese people's liberation and the cause of the Republic.
"We are the successors of communism and inherit the glorious tradition of the revolutionary ancestors..." After the silence, the young pioneers faced the martyrs' monument and sang the League Anthem of the Young Pioneers of China.
Accompanied by the affectionate and solemn " Flower Offering Song", the 10 military personnel held up five large flower baskets and walked slowly towards the monument, placing them neatly on the platform of the monument base. The flower baskets are dedicated by the Municipal Party Committee, the Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee, the Municipal Government, the Municipal Committee of CPPCC, officers and soldiers of the PLA and the armed police force in Dalian, veterans, survivors of martyrs and the masses from all walks of life.
Tan Zuojun, Tan Chengxu, Xiao Shengfeng, Lv Baoqiang and and veteran Wang Kejing ascended the base of the monument step by step, slowly walked to the front of the flower baskets and carefully arranged the red ribbons on the flower baskets, with the words " martyrs will never die" written on the ribbons.
Later, the city leaders and representatives from all walks of life lined up in a neat procession to pay close attention to the martyr's monument.
City leaders Lu Lin, Zhao Daguang, Xiong Boli, Yu Dequan, Hao Hongjun, Jin Guowei and Wang Lingjie, Secretary-General of the Municipal People's Congress Jiang Jianguo, Secretary-General of the Municipal Government Yi Qingtao and Li Maolai and Zhao Lingjun, leaders of the troops stationed in Dalian attended the ceremony.