A mass requiem was held yesterday in the central Quang Ngai province’s Son My village to pray for the 504 unarmed civilians who were killed by US soldiers 40 years ago on March 16 in what has been notoriously known as the My Lai massacre.
Monks pray in the largest requiem for My Lai victims so far
An official memorial program is being held today.
The My Lai massacre took place in My Lai and My Khe hamlets during the Viet Nam War in which 504 innocent locals were shot to death, killed by grenades, or thrown into wells. Most of them were old people, women and children.
My Lai: Legacy of a Massacre