In 1979, eight years after graduating from Beijing Medical University, he went to Canada to undertake graduate studies at McGill University in coronary-arterial research. Shortly after completing his PhD program in 1982, he renounced his career in medicine to dedicate his life to Chinese pro-democracy activism.
While we are enjoying our peaceful, and busy lives, it can be easy to forget the great men and women who have given everything to our country so that we can enjoy the freedoms we celebrate each and every day.
If you travel to visit your friends and family this Memorial Day, cherish your time with them. And take a minute to remember the great men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and will not be spending this weekend with their friends and family.
And if you or a member of your family has served in the military, from our families to yours, and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your servic