Mon, Apr 17, 2006
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives
from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out
of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
“Over the past 60 years, the people of Guidong
County, have quietly watched and tended the grave of Lieutenant
Upchurch, who has been a hero commanding their highest respect and
a symbol in their mind for everlasting pursuit of
Source: Haung Renzhun, a representative from
the Foreign Affairs Office of the Hunan Provincial Government,
speaking about 2nd Lt. Robert Upchurch, a member of the famed
Flying Tigers, who was lost defending them, over 61 years ago. Mr.
Renzhun said that every year during “Tomb-Sweeping
Day,” local students and citizens voluntarily came to pay
their respects and lay wreaths and flowers at the tomb of the
unknown pilot. The grave was well-maintained until May 2005, the
date they discovered his identity.
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