The ceremony was attended by Dang Ngoc Dung, Vice Chairman of the Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee, representatives of the Vietnam Sports Administration, Tien Phong Newspaper, the People’s Committee of Ly Son island district and thousands of athletes participating in the National Marathon Championship and Tien Phong Marathon.

During the event, 34 soldiers from naval, border guard and coast guard forces carried the national flag in procession to the main flag pole on Thoi Loi Peak, the highest point on Ly Son Island, to carry out the flag raising ceremony

The red flag with golden stars is a sacred symbol of the nation of Vietnam. Hosting the national flag solemnly is one of the highest manifestations of national affirmation and self-respect. It is also an expression of patriotism.

It also has the sacred significance of expressing gratitude to thousands of people who have created, built and protected the nation, especially heroes, martyrs and people who have sacrificed themselves to affirm the borders and protect independence and freedom for the Fatherland.

When the national flag of Vietnam flies, in the majestic National Anthem, everyone is filled with feelings of pride and gratitude as well as has a sense of their duty.

The flag-raising ceremony on an island, which is rich in historical and cultural traditions and with a strategic position like Ly Son, has a deeper meaning.

At the program, the 250-square meter flag spreading ceremony took place under the flag pole which was an important ceremony to honor the image of the country, affirm the sovereignty over the two archipelagos of Hoang Sa and Truong Sa of Vietnam.

This is a meaningful activity to raise the solidarity and sense of responsibility for the homeland of the athletes joining the Tien Phong Marathon this year.

Following are some photos at the events: 

The ceremony was attended by the leader of Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee, representatives of the
Vietnam Sports Administration, Tien Phong Newspaper, the People’s Committee of Ly Son Island District
and thousands of athletes joining  in the National Marathon Championship and Tien Phong Marathon.


34 soldiers from naval, border guard and coast guard forces
carried the national flag in procession to the main flag pole on Thoi Loi Peak


The ceremony takes place in a solemn and moving atmosphere.




The ceremony takes place in a solemn and moving atmosphere.







The red flag with golden stars is a sacred symbol of the nation of Vietnam


 the 250-square meter flag spreading ceremony took place under the flag pole 

Overview of the ceremony from above

BTA (Photo: tienphong.vn)