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Memorial Day - Dr Sun Yat Sen

Sun Yat-sen was born in Cui-heng Village, Zhongshan, Guang!$%@ Province, China on November 12, 1866. He was brought up in a culture of a Guang#!$@% peasant village where he acquired only a rudimentary education. Before the age of thirteen, he was taken to join his emigrant elder brother, Sun Mei, in Hawaii, where he attended missionary schools and developed interests in both government and medicine, and most importantly, his feeling for Christianity. Four years later, when he returned to his hometown, he shocked his family and the entire village by deliberately desecrating the wooden image of the local deity. <br />
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In 1883, when he was seventeen, he went to Hong Kong to continue his education in English, and his feeling for Christianity grew even stronger. In 1884 at the age of eighteen, he decided to formally embrace Christianity. He was baptized in Hong Kong by Dr Charles Hager, an American Congregationalist missionary. <br />
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The Taiwan Government began to prepare the construction of the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in 1964 to commemorate Father of the Republic of China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's great character, revolutionary career, and phylosophical blueprint for a modern China. The hall should serve as a place not only for people to pay tribute to Father of the Republic, but also for cultural, artistic, educational, academic, and recreational purposes.<br />
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The Memorial Hall is committed to the promotion of Dr. Sun's phylosophies-universal love, an egalitarian society, and the &quot;goal of life is to help the others&quot; and to refresh the people's memory of Dr. Sun and pass on his beliefs.<br />
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To commemorate the national founding father Dr. Sun Yat Sen&acirc;��s unparalleled morality, revolutionary conducts and to excel Dr. Sun Yat Sen's doctrine, the Republic government had in 1964 begun drafti

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