A married couple from Jiangsu, who had been on an isolated island in Yellow Sea for 32 years without electricity or fresh water, worked tirelessly to turn uninhabited island into a green space.
On border of Jiangsu sea area, there is an island so small that it cannot be shown on map. It is called Kaishan Island. Although it covers an area of less than two football fields, it is of great importance. One is a part of territory of our country, although it is far away and not within mainland, it still plays an important role.
In addition to important military installations and beautiful scenic spots, this place has become an exemplary base for education of patriotism. The couple have guarded place day and night, guarding and patrolling for ten years. The spirit of selfless devotion leads All, leads all to hard work for tomorrow.
One. Defend border and protect territory
In South China Sea Outpost, there is a small island with a very important strategic location called Kaishan. Speaking of Kaishan Island, this period of history begins a very long time ago. During period of Republic of China, there was a fort on Kaishan Island. The pass plays an indelible role that cannot be ignored.
In 1960s, our army was stationed on island, and since then we have played role of "island guard".The climate here is harsh, often accompanied by typhoons and tsunamis, and due to distance from land, it is difficult to use hydroelectric power .
Over years of living on island, permanent sentries often used rotation methods, and few people wanted to work on Kaishan Island. Until Wang Jicai appeared, it all seemed to have a tipping point. In 1986, Wang Jicai was informed that he should go to Kaishan Island to patrol island, but in his eyes at that time, such an opportunity was not very necessary.
On contrary, environment here is bad, even food is a problem, it is difficult to have good living conditions, and he just got married and had a baby, and now he is away from his wife and daughter to go to Kaishan Island alone. A big problem. But Wang Jicai did not listen to everyone's advice, and with goal of protecting territory and protecting homeland in his heart, he resolutely went to patrol the island.
two. Family escorts
It is not easy for a watchman to live alone on Kaishan Island, he often eats semi-finished products and drinks water from old wells, which is not very clean. The environment here is more complex than you might imagine. The small island of less than a few acres is covered in rocks and weeds, and over years wind and sun have destroyed houses and towers. It is difficult to get to this small island and enter watchtower, let alone walk from here several times a day to complete patrol work.
Sea water rushed to shore with fish and shrimp corpses, and there was a strong fishy smell. Accompanied by years of wind and waves, rocks were slippery and hard to get off. Wang Jicai often falls and gets lost, his whole body is bruised. Even if I was mentally prepared and took a lot of essentials with me, I could not resist cold night wind and endless loneliness of waiting. He misses his wife and daughter very much and always sits by sea, facing other side of sea, silently in a daze.
Wang Jicai's wife, Wang Shihua, also learned day after day of her husband's plight at home, and despite resistance, boarded only boat leading to Kaishan Island, took supplies and food, and went to accompany her husband.
When she arrived at camp and saw her husband, she wept with joy, could not hide her sadness and grief and told Wang Jicai that she hoped to go home and work together, but Wang Jicai did not give up easily and chose to Defend country in this land. His wife understands his responsibilities and expectations and decides to stay with him and start her career as an island guard.
Three. Island life
Husband and wife patrolled and guarded Kaishan every day, creating peace. Early in morning, when sky is getting dark, they will go on patrol, check situation away from tower on island and record it in work log. They patrol several times a day, sometimes they have to report in time for special situations or wait silently. In addition, sometimes they will help fishermen and fishermen fishing in sea.
Despite fact that life is boring every day, they are full of love for every piece of land, and they persisted here. Later, they came up with idea to transform this place. Husband and wife first brought many plant seeds and scattered them around island.
I hope that seedlings will grow so that there is a green life force here. In process of planting, they gradually studied local conditions of earth and climatic environment, and found ways to bring more benefits to Kaishan Island. Later, in hands of these two, Kaishan gradually became greener, with fruits and vegetables, and full of life.
There are also many dangers that await them in everyday life. Kaishan Island is located in a remote location and many offenders want to use Kaishan Island to commit crimes. But whether they used force, coercion, or money to lure them in, they did not force Wang Jicai and his wife to compromise. Regardless of danger, couple insisted on guarding island and did not let evil ones succeed.
In later life, they all had strong wills and convictions, for sake of Motherland, for sake of earth, and for sake of high love and faith in their hearts, they patrolled and defended for ten years, and created a desert island. In 2018, Wang Shihua left Kaishan Island due to illness and was hospitalized. Soon after, Wang Jicai suddenly fell ill while on patrol and fell permanently on Kaishan Island, which had been guarding Kaishan Island all his life, on his way to protect homeland.
The death of martyr Wang Jicai made his wife Wang Shihua weep bitterly. Their deeds passed from mouth to mouth and gradually became known to public. They were ranked among top ten outstanding figures in Touching China's Choice. Everyone was touched by their dedication, respected and studied one by one. After that, Wang Shihua still insisted on living on island of Kaishan, protecting this small but great land.
There are many fleeting thoughts in life, and that thought can change our beliefs and beliefs and change our whole life. On shoulders of our predecessors, we can look at world. It is thanks to these silent and selfless people that we can live in peace today. From this we also understand that we must firmly believe in and protect Motherland, this is responsibility of each of us.