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3.1 Commemorating Festival

On Aug 29. 1910 CE, Korea was attacked by Japanese and lost our rights and liberty to their colonization.  Korea became a prison and 20millions of Korean became prisoners to suffer severe distress.  Therefore, on Mar 2. 1919, 29 local supporters gathered in Saet Village church, Ryeong-dong, Iryeong-ri in the night of Mar 6 after attending the funeral of Chosun King Gojong and promised to open an eternity movement at Yeongae Marketplace (Iryeong Campus of Chilbuk Elementary School today) on Mar 9.  Initiated by them, 36 other supporters and students joined other supporters from Chilwon and Yeongsan participated in an eternity movement and captured by Japanese polices to suffer torture and imprisonment.

Moreover, the fact that Dong-Seop Bae, a student, died in prison was testified by Sir Jeong-Yo Kim and Sun Kim and documented by Sir Gap-Jeong Lee, who signed the Declaration of Independence.  Therefore on Aug 15. 1976, a memorial monument was erected on a hill in Ryeongseo Village by the local supporters with the help of Sir Yang-Chon Go and Hyo-Ryang Yun to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Independence Day.  Today, a memorial tower was erected in Yeongae Marketplace (Iryeong Elementary School) where the first independence movement of Gyeongnam was implemented.  Every Mar 1, we open an event at the tower to remind ourselves of their aims in our hearts.

 

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