College students vow to promote peace
A group of students from Nanjing Vocational College of Finance and Economics visited the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province, on April 13.
These visitors, who planned to further their studies abroad, attended the one-day peace education tour to learn about history.
At the memorial hall, the students paid silent tribute to the victims and rang the peace bell 13 times at a square in front of the memorial hall.
The students place flowers for victims after viewing historical records and an exhibition at the memorial hall in Nanjing. [Photo/jstv.com]
They also made paper purple grass, also known as February orchid or Chinese violet cress, to pray for peace and hope.
Yu Shuyao, a student who plans to study in Australia, shared her feelings after learning more about the Nanjing Massacre, saying that she will tell her future classmates about the history and be a peace ambassador when she studies abroad.
"Because I truly understand that everyone's life is precious. Only peace can bring us happiness," she added.
At the end of the tour, Liu Hongyan, a teacher in charge of a peace education program, granted the young visitors and their teachers a certificate of completion for the program.
According to Liu, Nanjing has suffered a lot throughout history, but now it is an international peace city. Students in Nanjing should remember this history and become peace builders.