Monday, November 8, 2010


Last week we had the opportunity of attending a session in the Taipei LDS Temple and afterward we spent a couple of hours visiting the huge and elaborate 20 acre Chiang Kai Shek Memorial just a few blocks from the temple. Within the walls of the Memorial are numerous beautiful sculptured gardens with all kinds of follage, encluding a cactus garden that reminded us of when we lived in Arizona. The buildings were huge and contained concert halls, an art gallary, a museum and various stores.
This is the main Memorial building which contains a huge statue of Chaing Kai Shek sitting in the upper chamber much like Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC.

One of the concert halls with gardens on one side and a very large tiled parade grounds, about the size of a half a dozen football fields side by side, in front of the building.

There were a number of different groups of highschool girls marching in formations on the parade field and as we walked across the parade field all of the girls in one of the units became very excited and broke ranks and came running to us wanting their pictures taken with us. We felt like movie stars with adoring fans surrounding us and trying to get as close to us as they could.

It had been sprinkling and the girls all had light plastic rain coats on but the sprinkling didn't dampen their enthusiasm and excitement. If we could have spoken Chinese, more than a few phrases, we would have had a willing group to listen to a gospel message.


  1. Wow that looks SO pretty!! wishing it was that warm here.. it is SO cold! Snowing now.. ugh

  2. Brother and Sister Greene - You are inspiring. We love you! Thank you for all you do! Love The Flora Family