The Funeral and the Service
●Martyrdom and burial － Guarding the spirit of the army and worshiping the loyal and patriotic
To recognize the contribution of the military personnel to protect the people and defend the country, the government not only builds the military cemeteries to bury the loyal remains and the loyalty towers to guard the military spirit but also constructs the shrines and the monuments and holds the spring and autumn ceremonies regularly to worship the loyal and patriotic.
● National Revolution Martyr’s Shrine
In 1969, the Japanese Gokoku Shrine in Yuanshan, Taipei was rebuilt into the National Revolution Martyr’s Shrine, which serves as the exclusive shrine for the Central Government of the Republic of China to worship the martyrs who have sacrificed during the founding of the country and the defense of Taiwan. A Prayer Ceremony is held by the central government every year, over which the president presides to pay a tribute to honor the loyal and patriotic so as to hone the patriotism among the people of the country.
●ROC Presidential Worship for our Chinese Forefathers and Martyrs
●Martyr’s Shrine of the local administarions
According to the "Act of Military Service System", the county and city governments shall establish the Martyr’s Shrine to enshrine the fallen heroes, after their deeds are reported to and approved by the Ministry of the Interior.
● National Military Service Cemetery
Built in Wuzhi Mountain, Xizhi District, New Taipei City in 1982, it is the stalwart resting place for the loyal and patriotic fallen heroes of the National Army. In 2002, to comply with the government's policy that replaces traditional burials with cremations, the Memorial Shrine was built to comfort the souls of our fallen heroes.
● Air Force Cemetery
In 1952, this exclusive cemetery was built in Bitan, Xindian, New Taipei City to comfort the souls and praise the spirit of loyalty of the fallen heroes serving in the Air Force.
● Military Memorial Tower
In 1954 and 1961, three memorial towers were successively established in Zhonghe District of New Taipei City (Northern Taiwan), Baguashan in Changhua County (Central Taiwan) and Chengcing Lake in Kaohsiung (Southern Taiwan), serving as the resting places for the souls of fallen soldiers making contribution to the country.
● Overseas Cemetery, India
The Chinese Expeditionary Force was dispatched to India during the Second World War. Due to time and space constraints, the fallen soldiers were buried near the stationed places of the troops. It was later found by overseas Chinese and the Indian military that there are three Chinese military cemeteries located respectively in Ramgarh, Jairampur and Ledo in India.
● Military cemeteries and memorial Shrines set up by local administrations
According to the "Act of Military Service System", the Ministry of the Interior shall order the county and city governments to set up and manage the military cemeteries for the deceased soldiers and honorary retirees.
● Military Cemeteries Set Up by Local Administrations
● Memorial Shrines Set Up by Local Governments