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Time to remember

Ceremonies commemorating Allied POWs captured by the Japanese and imprisoned in Taiwan take place tomorrow at Jinguashih and Monday in Hualien

By David Chen  /  Staff reporter

All are welcome to join the dedication ceremony for the Karenko POW Camp Memorial in Hualien on Monday. The ceremony, co-sponsored by the Ministry of Defense, takes place at 2pm at the Ministry of Defense Military Court East Coast Office (國防部北部地方軍事法院檢察署東部檢察官辦公室), located at 643 Jhongjheng Rd, Hualien City (花蓮市中正路643號).

Tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service at Jinguashih takes place at 11am. The event is open to the public, and visitors from Taipei can reach the site by taking the 1062 bus from the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station (忠孝復興捷運站), Exit 1. Fare is NT$95 one-way and travel time is around 90 minutes.

More information on the events, as well as the history of Allied POWs in Taiwan, can be found at www.powtaiwan.org

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