The praying ceremony for martyrs dying to protect islands and seas in Vietnam, held in Vinh Nghiem Nürnberg Pagoda in Germany

Overseas Buddhists hold ceremony for fallen heroes protecting islands, seas

Praying ceremonies for Vietnamese fallen soldiers sacrificing themselves for the sovereignty of the sea, islands, borders and the territorial integrity of Vietnam have been held by overseas Buddhists in many countries on the occasion of Hung Kings Death Anniversary (the 10th day in the third month of the lunar calendar) and Gac Ma Naval Battle (March 14, 1988).

At the ceremony (Source: SGGP)

Ceremony commemorates fallen soldiers in Gac Ma battle

The Liaison Board of Truong Sa Soldiers for the 1984 – 1988 period held a ceremony in the central city of Da Nang on March 14 to commemorate the Vietnam People’s Navy soldiers who fell down on Gac Ma island, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, in 1988.
Truong Sa war veterans drop a wreath of flowers into the sea to commemorate Gac Ma fallen soldiers. (Photo: Sggp)

Ceremony commemorating Gac Ma soldiers held in Da Nang

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.
The monument featuring the naval soldiers holding hands in an “eternal circle” to safeguard the national flag in the memorial site (Photo: VNA)

Memorial site inaugurated to commemorate Gac Ma soldiers

A memorial site dedicated to 64 naval soldiers killed in the battle to defend Gac Ma island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago was inaugurated at a ceremony in Cam Hai Dong commune, Cam Lam district of the central province of Khanh Hoa on July 15.