The Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Center in RoK holds a requiem to commemorate fallen soldiers
Attendees paying respects at the requiem on July 27. (Photo: The Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Center in RoK)
According to Buddhist nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh - Director of the Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Center in RoK and President of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in RoK, the requiem followed Vietnam’s tradition of remembering one’s roots and repaying favours in expressing gratitude to the generations of soldiers who laid down their lives for the sake of the country.
Attending the event, Professor Nguyen Lan Dung, Vice President of the Association for Liaison with Overseas Vietnamese (ALOV), expressed his thanks to the Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Center in RoK for organizing the requiem.
The Professor stressed: “We are here to commemorate more than 1 million soldiers whose lives were sacrificed in the wars, including about 300,000 unidentified martyrs, and countless wounded soldiers who left a part of their bodies on the battlefield. In order to enjoy the peace and live happily, we must not forget those who fought for our peace.”
The requiem not only received support from the Vietnamese people, but also from the overseas Vietnamese working and studying abroad. Vietnamese nuns in Korea are also always looking towards the homeland and expressing their love for the country.
At the requiem, Buddhist nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh and delegates gave out many gifts to families of people with meritorious services, war invalids and martyrs' families... in order to alleviate their great losses and sacrifices of the soldiers who have shed their blood to protect the independence of the Fatherland and the peaceful lives of the people.
Following are some photos of the requiem at Khe Nu Pagoda:
|Many Vietnamese people and overseas Vietnamese attending the requiem.|
Buddhist nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh speaking at the requiem.
Flower garlands and coloured lanterns for the lantern ceremony.
Buddhist nun Thich Nu Gioi Tanh and delegates giving out gifts to the families.