when 12 year soldiers rose for 11 years, as the longest serving member of the Tiananmen flag guard, 30 year old Gao Hongfu took off the green military uniform. The Huaxian boy, known as "the first flag hoist of the Republic", has raised the flag more than 6200 times. Now, he is facing more choices and declining 500 thousand annual salary. "No matter the light of the national flag, he is able to eat with his ability and be steadfast".
stands out as the flag raising hand
"I have a dream since childhood, that is to be a brave, strong and upright soldier." On the afternoon of 22, Gao Hongfu, a tall and dark skinned man, was still unable to forget his heart when introducing his military career.
Gao Hong Fu was born in the four village of Gao Zhai village in Huaxian in November 20, 1985. His parents are all farmers who are busy doing some business. In December 2002, when he was 17 years old, he was unable to graduate from high school and could hardly wait to set foot in a military career. In the Armed Police Corps of Beijing, he trained hard and acted truer, but after 3 months, he had a favourable turn. At the end of March
2003, after a series of pre election, he and other comrades in arms stood out from thousands of soldiers and became a member of the Tiananmen flag guard.
this moment, Gao Hongfu felt glorious and sacred. From then on, his cell phone ring changed to "red flag fluttering": "five star red flag, you are my pride; five star red flag, I am proud of you." He said that Sun Nan's singing represented his voice.
catch ants and set up training
Where is Tiananmen square? Of course he knows. Every day there will be an endless stream of visitors to watch the flag raising ceremony. "Not just a few minutes. What's difficult?" Gao Hongfu said, when he really got into it, he found a lot of learning. He picked up the flag, the body, the flag, the flag, the upright, the salute... For 5 months, he was strengthening his training session before being formally promoted.
he said that as the national anthem played, as a flag bearer, we must quickly and effectively scatter a beautiful sector of the 17 square meter flag into the air. In order to practice the flag, he constantly exercise his arm, lift dumbbells, do push ups and so on are regular training, a practice is all day, so that the wind speed, wind, and so on.
, of course, these are not what, "in order to train the force, will catch some ants on the body, the sun irradiates 40 seconds without blinking, the standing position must be 3 hours." He said that every step should be required to walk 75 centimeters, uniform and uniform, and he would make a sound when practicing the shooting method. "These are all for the pursuit of perfection".
up and down flag more than 6200 times no
Gao Hongfu said, as the flag bearer, they were carried out in accordance with the sun rise time released by the Beijing observatory. In summer, the earliest flag raising time in Tiananmen is 4:46 in the morning, which means they have to get up at 3:30. "We have to catch up with the sun every day for more than an hour." He said, this includes washing, finishing housekeeping, taking guns, doing warm-up training, etc.
"the most challenging winter." Gao Hongfu said that the guard has a special rule, that is, "cotton is not worn in winter, but not in summer."
"military uniform is almost the same thickness in winter and summer. It is below ten degrees Celsius, and it is also a white shirt and dress coat." He said, as long as the sun rises every day, the national flag will also rise as usual. "Windy, raining, Blizzard, no matter how bad the weather is, it can not stop the flag raising ceremony." He said that in the past 11 years, he has raised the national flag more than 6200 times and created a zero error record, which made him proud.