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NANJING
FOREIGN LANGUAGES SCHOOL

The Heroes’ names will be remembered for ever and the patriotism will be inherited 

On the occasion of NFLS National Defense Education Week in September, with the sweet fragrance of osmanthus floating in the air, more than 20 students from 7th grade participated in the poetry flash event at the Nanjing Aviation Martyrs' Memorial Hall-our school’s off-campus education base. They had the honor to express our admiration and respect to the aviation heroes on behalf of the NFLS students.

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It took only one week from the selection to rehearsal and recital. Everyone devoted themselves to the training before and after class. The instructor, Zhao Sida, taught the students sentence by sentence to read with emotion, rhythm and word stress. The teachers from the grade team gave us a smile and encouragement from time to time during the training. We tried again and again to improve and to read in harmony just to be better and express our hearts sincerely and more affectionately.

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At the beginning, it was just recitation. As we learned about the heroic deeds of Shen Chonghui, Liu Cuigang, Gao Zhihang, etc., we gradually got to know them better. The dedication of these heroic martyrs is beyond words. It is remarkable, impressive and admirable.

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During the practice and rehearsal, we recited as if they were standing in front of us and we were talking affectionately with them. We could even see their vivid faces in front of us...as if they were watching and encouraging us, and seeing us to gradually become the hope of the nation just like them!

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Finally, it was the moment of formal recitation.

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Standing at the monument, facing the bright sunshine, the breeze was touching our cheeks. We recited the poems dedicated to the martyrs with deep love, and gently placed the blossoming white chrysanthemums at the monument.

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Rest in peace, martyrs! We will inherit your spirit, realize your ideals, become the pillars of the motherland, and contribute ourselves to the great cause of national rejuvenation!

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