This years ceremony of presenting flower baskets to the peoples Heroes follows the tradition of previous years. Every link and every detail is solemn and solemn.
A panoramic view of Tiananmen Square
The wreath placed in the square (taken by CCTV reporter Wang Wei)
The fountain of Jinshui River in front of Tiananmen Gate Tower
u25b3 representatives of the masses from all walks of life (taken by CCTV reporters Zhong Feng and Zhang Chun)
On September 30 last year, representatives of the winners of the Medal of the Republic and national honorary titles waited in the rest area for the ceremony to begin.
At this years ceremony, we saw Zhang Boli, Zhang Dingyu and Chen Wei, who just won the national honorary title of peoples hero at the national anti epidemic commendation Conference on August 8.
Zhang Boli (second from the right in a row) comes forward to offer flowers (CCTV reporter Yang Xinyu)
Zhang Dingyu (CCTV reporter Fan Kai)
Chen Wei (CCTV reporter Fan Kai)
Ye Peijian, who won the national honorary title of peoples scientist and Wang Meng, who won the national honorary title of peoples artist, were also invited to attend the ceremony for the second time.
From the left are ye Peijian, Wang Meng, Chen Wei, Zhang Dingyu and Zhang Boli. (CCTV reporter Yang Xinyu)
Representatives from all walks of life are the largest group to attend the ceremony every year. In previous years, the number of people attending the ceremony was about 3000. Last year witnessed the 70th anniversary of the founding of the peoples Republic of China. This year, due to the special background of normalized epidemic prevention and control, the number of representatives from all walks of life who attended the ceremony was reduced to about 1800.
There are four big characters on the flower basket of the square: unity of one mind (taken by CCTV reporter Zhang Chun)
From 9.3 to 9.30
On 3 March, Xi Jinping party and state leaders went to the Chinese peoples memorial hall for the war of resistance against Japan and presented a basket of flowers to the martyrs of the war. According to current political news eye, this is the second time since 2014 that the general secretary attended the flower basket ceremony for the martyrs of the Anti Japanese war on September 3 and the flower basket ceremony for the peoples Heroes on September 30.
This is the flower basket of the ribbon arranged by the general secretary at this years ceremony. (CCTV reporter Zhang Chun)
Why 2014? Before 2014, the ceremony of laying flower baskets at the monument to the peoples heroes was generally arranged on October 1, the national day. In February 2014, China established September 3 as the anniversary of the victory of the Chinese peoples war of resistance against Japan by legislation, and in August of that year, it set September 30 as the martyrs day. During the legislative year, general secretary Xi Jinping attended the flower basket ceremony to the martyrs and the peoples Heroes on the two days respectively.
September 3 this year marks the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Anti Japanese war. Six years later, the general secretary came to Lugou bridge again to attend the flower basket ceremony for the martyrs of the Anti Japanese war. At the symposium held on the same day, the general secretary deeply remembered the heroes of the Anti Japanese War and demanded to carry forward the great spirit of the war.
Lugou Bridge (taken by Yang Xinyu, CCTV reporter)
A flower basket displayed in front of the memorial hall of the Chinese peoples war of resistance against Japan on the same day
From 9.3 to 9.30, from honoring the heroes of the Anti Japanese War, to paying tribute to all the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the cause of Chinese peoples Liberation and the construction of the peoples Republic of China, from inheriting the great spirit of Anti Japanese War to inheriting the pedigree of Chinese national spirit including the great spirit of Anti Japanese war. This is the best memorial and the best consolation.
Heroes can be seen everywhere in the year of epidemic
The flowers were presented by representatives from all walks of life. (shot by Luo Xiaodan, CCTV reporter)
This is the representative of children and children preparing to enter the stadium. The flowers presented by them are different from those of the masses. They are yellow globose chrysanthemum. (Huang Jinghui, CCTV reporter)
The heroic spirit of heaven and earth is still awe inspiring for thousands of years. At the Qingming Festival of gengzi, the state mourned the hero with the highest memorial ceremony, and the people saw off the hero with the deepest remembrance. At the two sessions of the NPC and CPPCC, all participants stood in silence and expressed their deep sorrow to the martyrs and compatriots who died in the new epidemic. The peoples heroes that we cherish in memory of this flower basket ceremony also include these honorable anti epidemic martyrs.
Only when the sea flows, can we show the true character of a hero. From the anti epidemic commendation meeting on September 8 to the flower basket laying ceremony on September 30, China paid tribute to the anti epidemic heroes in the name of the country, and drew forward strength from the great anti epidemic spirit. This is the precious wealth given to us by the anti epidemic struggle.
The monument to the peoples Heroes
Standing at the intersection of history, the people are real heroes
The year 2020 is the end of a decisive victory in an all-round well-off society and a decisive battle to shake off poverty. It is also a year of historical convergence to achieve the two centenary goals. Such space-time coordinates always bring people a lot of thinking.
A giant flower basket on the square
Five years ago, when Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the ceremony of commemorating the victory of the Chinese peoples war of resistance against Japan 70th anniversary, he said: today, we are closer to the goal of achieving the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation than any other time in history. To achieve our goals, we need heroes and heroism.
The commemorative medal for the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese peoples war of resistance against Japan is composed of five elements: the relief of the Anti Japanese soldiers, the pagoda mountain of Yanan, the Yellow River, olive branches and light.
At the ceremony of the National Medal and the national honorary designation a year ago, Xi Jinping made such an assertion: heroic models have proved again by deeds that greatness comes from commonness and ordinary greatness. At the anti epidemic commendation meeting held on September 8 this year, the general secretary said with deep feeling: there are no heroes from the sky, only ordinary people who stand up.
Zhang Boli, winner of the national honorary title of peoples hero, recently delivered a keynote speech at Tianjin University of traditional Chinese medicine.
Chinas anti epidemic campaign has made the concept of people first more and more distinct. Xi Jinping emphasized many times that we must uphold the supremacy of the people, firmly rely on the people, constantly benefit the people and firmly root the people. Not long ago, when he presided over a forum of grass-roots representatives in Changsha, Hunan Province, the general secretary sincerely sighed: the victory of the party and the national cause is the victory of the people! The people are real heroes
On February 24 this year, grid members and volunteers of a community in Wuhan packed food packages in bags and delivered them to residents by bus.
On September 30, 71 years ago, the foundation of the monument to the peoples heroes was laid in Tiananmen Square. On this day, 71 years later, people attending the flower basket ceremony paid deep respect to the largest monument in Chinas history, which triggered many thoughts about the people, heroes and history.
The best memorial to history is to create a new history. How is history created? Who is the hero in the world? The general secretary has already replied: the people are the creators of history, and the people are the real heroes.