Ceremony commemorating Gac Ma soldiers held in Da Nang

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A ceremony commemorating 64 naval soldiers killed in the battle to defend Gac Ma island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago 30 years ago was held in the central coastal city of Da Nang on March 13.

Truong Sa war veterans drop a wreath of flowers into the sea to commemorate Gac Ma fallen soldiers. (Photo: Sggp)

Truong Sa war veterans drop a wreath of flowers into the sea to commemorate Gac Ma fallen soldiers. (Photo: Sggp)

Attending at the event were war veterans, soldiers of the E83 engineer combat brigade and representatvies of families of martyrs.
Participants offered incense to pray for the heroes and expressed their deep gratitude to the fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation's independence and freedom in action at Gac Ma (Johnson South) Reef in Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago on March 14, 1988.
In July, 2017, a memorial site dedicated to 64 naval soldiers was inaugurated at a ceremony in Cam Hai Dong commune, Cam Lam district of the central province of Khanh Hoa. The historical relic site has attracted a large number visitors from across the country to pay tribute to martyrs.

Ông Trương Văn Cẩn bên tấm bia liệt sĩ khắc tên em trai mình
                          Monument dedicated to Gac Ma fallen soldiers

By NGUYEN KHOI- Translated by Kim Khanh

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