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Remains of Overseas Independence Patriots Laid to Rest at the Daejon National Cemetery view
Remains of Overseas Independence Patriots Laid to Rest at the Daejon National Cemetery
Date 2006-11-08 오후 3:46:30 View 1359
Remains of Jae-ryong Won, Do-baek Park, Hyuk-hee Shin, and Chang-geo Kang, independence Patriots who fought against Japan in foreign countries to regain sovereignty of the nation brought back to homeland and laid to rest at the Daejon National Cemetery on Oct. 26th. The interment ritual was held, attended by some 200 people including Head of Daejeon Regional Office of Patriots & Veterans Affairs, Hong-sik Kim, Chairman of Korea Liberation Association, Guk-ju Kim, Heads of regional bodies, bereaved families, and members of Korea Liberation Association.
In cooperation with other patriotic organizations in Jilin, China, Mr. Jae-ryong Won engaged in the independence movement under the Japanese Colonial rule. Mr. Do-baek Park was arrested on charge of leading Dongrae Independence Movement in the Busan area. After being released from the prison, he moved to Manchuria, China and fought against Japan. Meanwhile, Mr. Hyuk-hee Shin assisted Mr. In-suk Yu in the Jechon area, and participated in the anti-Japanese movement to reclaim our sovereignty in Manchuria, China. Also, Mr. Chang-geo Kang languished in prison for two and half years while he was trying to promote anti-Japanese sentiment among the Korean people by joining several groups, such as Korean Student Science Research Association. His ashes, which had been buried in Osaka city, Japan, were flown to Korea on the 25th and interred on the following day. Out of 347 independence patriots` remains which had been buried abroad, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs brought remains of 107 persons back home, and interred them in the National Cemetery. Also, among the remaining 240 souls in foreign lands, the MPVA newly decorated graves of 90 persons, whose whereabouts were confirmed, and now use them as educational resources for Korean national residing in those countries.