Civic quarters in four anti-communist Asian countries observed the fourth Freedom Day on January 23.?
Civic quarters in four anti-communist Asian countries observed the fourth Freedom Day on January 23. The day is so called because of the return to freedom of 14,000 ex-chinese prisoners of war from Korea in 1945. It was marked on its fourth anniversary in South Vietnam, South Korea, the Philippines and Free China.
In Free China, 10,000 people joined in a giant parade in Taipei, which was sent off with a peal of 23 tolls of the Freedom Bells at the Taipei City Hall. 300 ex-Prisoners of War from the Korean campaign and 200 mainland refugees were among those in the parade.