It was the 12th consecutive year that the Liaison Board of Truong Sa soldiers held the meeting, with veterans from Hai Phong, Quang Nam, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh and Ninh Thuan taking part.

Veterans offer incense in the gathering.

They recalled their past memories and sang songs about seas, Truong Sa and the glorious history of the nation.

The board took the occasion to present over 20 gifts to poor families of Truong Sa soldiers.

The Navy Command also presented the badge “Truong Sa soldier” to 22 veterans who defended the archipelago.

Huynh Van Thong, head of the board, said organizers will strive to maintain the annual gathering, thus educating later generations about sacrifices by predecessors.

Source: VNA