Taizhou city celebrates 75th anniversary of PLA Navy
updated on :0424, 2024

The 75th Anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy was celebrated at the Baima Temple – situated in the Taizhou Medical High-tech Zone, in Taizhou city in East China's Jiangsu province – on April 23.

Taizhou became the birthplace of the Chinese navy. That's when the Navy of the East China Military Region of the Chinese People's Liberation Army was announced on April 23 in 1949 at the Baima Temple, where the command post of the Third Field Army for the Crossing-the-Yangtze-River Campaign was located.

The event launched a going home to visit relatives activity for the officers and soldiers of the navy's cruiser the Taizhou.

Top attendees included Wan Wenhua, mayor of Taizhou, who delivered a keynote speech.

Wan Wenhua, mayor of Taizhou, delivers a speech at the event. [Photo by Fang Yuting]

Wan emphasized the deep connection between Taizhou and the navy over the past 75 years and highlighted the need for unity between the military, government and the people to achieve the goal of a strong army.

An official from the Eastern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army emphasized Taizhou's consistent support for the military and called for unity between the military and civilians to strengthen the nation and the military.

Students from the Taizhou Navy Primary School sing I Love the Blue Sea. [Photo by Fang Yuting]

The event featured students from the Taizhou Navy Primary School singing I Love the Blue Sea and navy officers and soldiers taking oaths.

The students also presented handmade craft items and tied red scarves for the representatives of the navy.