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Entrance to Yue Fei’s temple (Peter Potrowl, Wikimedia)

March 12th was the birthday of one of our national heroes, Yue Fei. He was born 914 years ago. A commemorative event was held at his temple in Tangyin County, Henan Province. Over 500 of his descendants from across the nation came for the event. Falun Gong practitioners and Tuidang volunteers from Yue Fei’s hometown drove there early.

It was a cold and windy day in northern China as the Gong and Drum teams performed at the great hall of the temple.”

Meeting the Temple Director

At the age of 93, the temple director was still strong and very healthy. “I have worked in this temple for decades for free,” he said. “I don’t eat any meals here, either. Yue Fei’s devotion to the country inspires me constantly.”

We told him about our idea to set up two monuments inscribed with Master Li Hongzhi ’s two poems “A Visit to Yue Fei Shrine” and “Visiting my Hometown” from Hong Yin. He was very supportive.

We asked him to withdraw from the CCP. He agreed and said he nearly died several times during the CCP’s political campaigns over the years.

Eight police officers in two vehicles then showed up to make their rounds, so we left.

Yue Fei’s Descendants Learn the Truth

Yue Fei’s descendants started arriving around 10:30 a.m. They wore yellow ribbons and medals to commemorate Yue Fei. We talked to Mr. Yue, one of the event organizers. We clarified the truth to him and told him that our Master, Mr. Li Hongzhi, visited Chenggang Village, Yue Fei’s hometown, 20 years ago and wrote two poems, before Jiang Zemin started to persecute Falun Gong in 1999.

He was very moved and asked to see the poems, I took out a stack of copies of the poems. People nearby asked to see them, too. Mr. Yue said he would distribute them to every one of Yue Fei’s descendants.

Mr. Yue had to leave to hold the ceremony and thanked us before he left. Another of the descendants, a man in his 30s, asked me to tell him more about Falun Gong and the persecution. He listened attentively and was very touched.

He shook my hand and asked me for my phone number. He assured me that, as a descendant of Yue Fei, he would not join any CCP organization and he would ask those descendants who were already CCP members to quit.

He warned me of the police officers behind me and asked me not to say anything more.

After the ceremony, we went to Chenggang Village, Yue Fei’s hometown.

It was a busy market day in the village. We gave out many fliers, and quite a few villagers withdrew from the CCP.

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