Candles arranged as a map of Vietnam (Photo:

At the ceremony, the organizing board read Gac Ma oration, recounting the main developments of the Gac Ma event and portraying the image of martyrs in the battle in 1988.

The organizing board also emphasized the significance of organizing the requiem ceremony to commemorate heroic martyrs sacrificed for the cause of protecting Vietnam's sovereignty over the East Sea and their compatriots, especially 64 soldiers sacrificed on Gac Ma island on March 14th.

At the event, the participants arranged candles to form a map of Vietnam, including Truong Sa and Hoang Sa islands, in order to remind each other and their children of the sovereignty over the sacred sea and islands of the homeland./.