This year marks the 65th anniversary of the 228 Incident. In order to remember Taiwan’s historical wounds, Taiwan Nation Alliance convener Yao Chia-wen said last week that the theme for memorial events this year would be “self-salvation to protect Taiwan.” A month-long series of marches and symposiums, which began on Feb. 25 and are supposed to be larger in scope this year, are being held across the nation.
Yao said the series of events held this year include a symposium at the National Taiwan University Alumni Center on Feb. 25, and a march today starting at 2:30pm at Taipei’s Yongle Market and ending at the Dadaocheng Wharf, where lanterns will be placed on the river in remembrance of victims of the incident. A memorial service is being held in Nantou County’s Caotun Township today as well, and similar services will be held in Greater Kaohsiung on March 6 and in Keelung City on March 8. A second march is planned for Chiayi City on March 25.
(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)
1. convener n.
召集人 (zhao4 ji2 ren2)
例: The council’s convener spoke with conviction during the meeting.
2. march n.
遊行 (you2 xing2)
例: Armed forces opened fire on the funeral march.
3. memorial service n. phr.
追思會 (zhui1 si1 hui4)
例: Many well-known entertainers attended the singer’s memorial service.