Relics of Chinese martyrs in Korean War on display

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-07 20:28:42|Editor: huaxia
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SHENYANG, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- A total of 372 relics of 24 Chinese soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War are on display in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province.

The exhibition is held at a cemetery of Korean War martyrs. Most of the items on display are kettles, steel helmets and rubber footwear.

The 24 martyrs are among 599 soldiers whose remains have been sent back from the Republic of Korea and reburied in the cemetery since 2014. Their identities have been confirmed via DNA testing.

The relics of the fallen heroes will help visitors remember the pain of history and treasure the hard-won peace, said Gao Lihua, head of the cemetery.

The Ministry of Veterans Affairs launched an online campaign in April 2019 to find the unknown heroes based on 24 personal seals found from more than 1,000 pieces of belongings of the deceased soldiers. The relatives of six martyrs have since been found.