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Mon, Apr 17, 2006

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.17.06)

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 issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

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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 peace.” 

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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