March 15, 2017 | 16:48 (GMT+7)
Vietnamese expats in Poland remember fallen soldiers
The Vietnam Buddhism Association in Poland has hosted a requiem for the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to defend the homeland’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and seas and islands.
The commemoration in Warsaw on March 12 brought together representatives of the Vietnam Embassy in Poland, the Defense Attaché, the Veterans Association, the Women’s Association, and Buddhist followers in the Vietnamese community in the host country.
Participants agreed that the requiem is needed to remember the martyrs who protected Vietnam’s sovereignty over the East Sea (South China Sea).
They burnt candles and shaped them into a map of Vietnam, which also features the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.
From early March, commemorations for Vietnamese martyrs have been held by Overseas Vietnamese in several countries as a way to help their next generations to learn more about the homeland’s history, seas and island sovereignty and national protection.