Taipei Air Station - 1966 - - - " What you have in the end are memories"......... Photo Courtesy of Richard Reesh.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Memorial Day in Taipei - 2012

Michael Hurst of the Taiwan POW Society, sent the following announcement concerning this year's US Memorial Day Observance:

     Once again this year, a US Memorial Day remembrance event will be held in Taipei at the wall of the old Taipei Prison. The event will take place on Monday, May 28 at 11:00 am.

     We will be remembering the American prisoners of war who were interned in a number of the former POW camps on Taiwan during World War II, and especially the airmen who were held in the Taihoku Prison and those who were needlessly murdered there on June 19, 1945. 

     We will also remember those who are currently serving to bring peace to troubled regions of the world today.

     We invite any/all Americans – and anyone else who is interested, to attend this ceremony to remember those who fought and died for the freedom that we enjoy today, and those who are still fighting to that end now. 

     Following the ceremony at the wall, those who wish may join together for lunch at a nearby restaurant – location to be announced.

     The old wall of the former Taipei Prison is located at Lane 44, Chinshan South Road Sec. 2, Taipei. about a block south of Hsinyi Road on the west side of the street. The lane is right next to the Chunghwa Telecom Building.

     Those wishing to attend the lunch need to register as we need to know how many are coming for lunch in order to choose a suitable restaurant.
     Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there.  

If you plan to attend the ceremony and would like to join us for lunch, please email me at  

I will forward your mail to the folks counting heads for the restaurant reservations.

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