Myanmar commemorates 71st Martyrs’ Day

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YANGON (Xinhua) – Myanmar held a state ceremony yesterday to mark the country’s 71st Martyrs’ Day, commemorating fallen national heroes, including General Aung San, the founder of Myanmar’s armed forces, and eight others who sacrificed their lives in 1947 for regaining the country’s independence. With Myanmar’s national flag flown half-mast, a siren was sounded by Myanmar Radio and Television to observe the time of the assassination of the martyrs.

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