Chen and Ms. Xie给晓东的父亲写来了慰问信.
我们昨日收到了83笔捐款。其中包括XUE Zheng, Rui &
Zhifeng & LI Rong一家,LOU Yuang & GUO
Bin一家,ULAM Gulinar, WANG Yongqian &
ZHU Yi & Ouwen一家, WEI Ran & ZHOU Wei一家,
YU Kar-Lam & Ada一家,, ZHANG Diana &
TAAG的主席韩宝山主持了仪式. The program
started with TAAG board members greeting family and friends, and
friends signing the guestbook and getting seated, while Enya's
songs and Mozart's Requiem played in the background. Upon the
commencement of the Remembrance Gathering, the music stopped and
all observed a minute of silence. The first speaker was Mr. WANG
Ming, first cousin of Ms. WANG Zhaohui. He recalled the
illustrious career of Ms. WANG and the many memories of his
cousin as a loving mother. Mr. YUAN Xiaowei then reflected on
the remarkable positive attitude towards life that his mother
always held, and how his brother Xiaodong had taken exactly the
YU Yan spoke after Xiaowei. She talked about Xiaodong as a
great husband and a great father, and the many qualities that
made Xiaodong such a unique caring individual and such a beloved
person. She vowed to continue Xiaodong's wish of visiting the
many places in China and the U.S. and to raise the kids to be
In the next session, other relatives, classmates, TAAG
members, and Xiaodong's co-workers shared their recollections of
Ms. Wang and Xiaodong's lives. We sighed and cried for our loss.
We smiled and laughed for the good times and the privilege of
knowing them. Xiaodong is such a good son, good husband, good
father, good friend, good alumnus, in short -- a "good person"
in the truest sense. And those of us who did not get to know Ms.
Wang commented on how she must have been a wonderful mother to
raise such a son. Xiaodong's life was celebrated as a perfect
embodiment of Tsinghua University's school motto, “自强不息、厚德载物”
-- which can be loosely translated as "self-discipline and
social commitment" or "to strive along; to enhance virtue, to be
tolerant and to serve."
Board members LU Shengkai and JIANG Sijuan recited letters
from other Chinese associations, alumni associations, Xiaodong's
teachers and relatives, as well as tributes and condolence
messages posted at the memorial forum and other web sites, while
board member HUANG Jianzhong displayed slides of family
TAAG board members Yale XIAO and Wei LIN described the search
efforts and the tremendous outpouring of support from the
Chinese communities and many other concerned friends, the daily
busy activities of phone calls, email messages, web updates and
conference calls, and the backstage support by the families of
all involved, all in concerted efforts to get more attention to
the case of our missing friends and to mobilize more resources
for the search. They expressed the ideal of seeing our
communities building stronger ties.
Baoshan and June described the frontline search efforts,
their meetings with the rangers and sheriff deputies, the
helicopter and driving search trips, the crucial role played by
the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, and at the end,
the heartbreaking moments of knowing the bad news and reaching
the scene. They recalled that Yan's first wish was to build some
guarding barrier at the road side to prevent more accidents from
happening again there, a thought shared by Xiaodong's father Mr.
YUAN Hesheng. Baoshan mentioned that Highway Patrol had told
them about the avalanche activities and the frequent falling of
rocks making that idea not feasible. Yan and TAAG will be
working towards making prominent warning signs along the
Ms. WANG and Xiaodong's missing and the tragic accident
touched the hearts of so many people and we are indebted for all
the concerns and supports. Board member Yuansheng CHEN reported
on the fund raising activities for TAAG's Xiaodong Yuan Memorial
Baoshan and Yan concluded the Remembrance Gathering by
repeating our heartfelt thanks to all the concerned friends,
alumni, Chinese diplomats, rangers, sheriff deputies, other law
enforcement and highway patrol officers, government officials
and news media reporters for their effort, assistance,
professionalism, kindness and generosity. Afterwards, Requiem
resumed and friends came up hugging and shaking hands with the
family members to console them and wish them well.
We got quick updates from your website since the begining,
your tireless efforts to help Yuan's family touched our
hearts. As parents for 2 young boys, we feel the pain of Yan's
lost. We want to show our support to Yan. Hope she gets
through this difficult time soon.
Xu, Huaishi (Computer 81')
Zhao, Min (Automation 84')
I don't know Yuan and his family. Just want to express my
condolence to his two sons and his wife.
-- Tong Wang in St.Louis
今天我们收到了26笔捐款，其中 Scott and Chausa CHEN 捐献了 $1200美元，CHEN Weidong和LI Ai
ZHAO Chunyu 捐献了 $500 美元。
As we completed the tasks in California, TAAG thanks the support and participation from Yan and Xiaodong's friends there, alumni from the Tsing Hua Alumni Association of Northern California (THAA-NC) under the leadership of President Eric YANG (Industrial Engineering BS'82, Hsinchu Campus in Taiwan) and those from the Tsing Hua University Alumni Association of Southern California (THUAA-SC), and the Chinese Consulates General in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
昨天我们收到了32笔捐款，其中明尼苏达州的ZHANG Chunbo和GUO Yan捐献了$600美元，乔州McDonough市的David和 Carol ANDERSON(晓东的邻居)捐献了$500美元。我们现通过Paypal接受网上捐献，您可以很方便的用eCheck或Visa/MasterCard支付。我们感谢大家的捐款并将公布您的名字及转达给晓东亲属。
TAAG acknowledges the Perimeter Church's May Chun Kam for her help in securing the location for our remembrance event this Saturday, detail information of which will be available later on this site. We appreciate the kindness of
the Church's leadership for opening up Church facility
to the North Fulton Chinese Community for secular events throughout the years.
Hui TIAN, who was in the search team that first reached Yosemite with WEI Ran and LAI Dishi, donated $500 to the Xiaodong Yuan Memorial Fund. Family friend Scott CHEN searched entire Atlanta Airport parking lots from
Economy to Park & Ride and finally found the Yuan family minivan that Xiaodong
left there before flying to Las Vegas.