This is part of a wide range of activities to mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Ho Chi Minh trail at sea (October 23, 1961-2021).

Naval troops pay tribute to their fallen comrades.

At the event, the participants offered incense and flowers to commemorate troops who sacrificed their lives to protect the Ho Chi Minh trail at sea. They also reminisced about the glorious tradition and legendary feats-of-arms of the no-number ships.

Addressing the event, Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Bong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Political Commissar of the Naval Service, stressed that the nearly 14-year close coordination between the no-number ships and other forces importantly contributed to the great victory of our troops and people in the resistance war against U.S. invaders.

A photo of Uncle Ho presented to the Liaison Association of the Ho Chi Minh Trail at Sea of Vietnam

General Bong also emphasized that naval troops have inherited the glorious tradition of the no-number ships, actively overcome difficulties, and effectively implemented major programs with a focus on improving training quality, combat readiness, force regularity building and discipline observance. The service has organized a number of emulation programs, creating hundreds of new products, thus improving troops’ material and spiritual life.

As planned, a ceremony to mark the 60 years of the opening of the Ho Chi Minh trail at sea will take place on October 22 in Hai Phong city. Before the official celebration, the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense will offer incense to fallen troops at Wharf K15 relic site.

Translated by Mai Huong