The delegation of the Journey " Youth with the Fatherland's Sea and Islands 2022" offering incense to the Gac Ma soldier monument

 On May 3rd, in Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province, Delegation No.6 of the Journey " Youth with the Fatherland's Sea and Islands 2022" led by Mr. Ngo Van Cuong, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYUCC) came to offer incense at the Gac Ma Soldier Monument and visit Cam Ranh base.

More than 34 years ago, on March 14th, 1988, in the naval battle to protect sovereignty at the islands of Gac Ma, Co Lin and Len Dao in the Spratly archipelago, 64 heroes and martyrs died to defend sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

At the Gac Ma Soldier Monument, the delegation respectfully lit incense sticks in memory of the Gac Ma soldiers who passed away in the Spratly waters.

On the same day, the HCYUCC and the Vietnamese People's Navy held a meeting to deploy the plan for the working visit to the Spratly Islands and the DK1 rig.

At the conference, Mr. Ngo Van Cuong, Secretary of the HCYUCC said: The journey " Youth with the Fatherland's Sea and Islands"  is held annually to propagate and educate about patriotism and love for the sea. , islands, arouse the feelings and responsibility of the young generation in preserving the sovereignty of the sea and islands, participating in socio-economic development, maintaining national defense and security.

In 2008, the HCYUCC proposed to the Vietnamese People's Navy to submit to the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee for permission to organize the Journey, to come to visit the islands belonging to the Spratly Islands.

After 14 years of organizing the Journey, 13 programs have been successfully organized to bring the feelings and beliefs of youth to the comrades on duty to guard the sacred land and airspace of the Fatherland

In 2021, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Journey could not be organized. Each journey to the island is the sincere feelings of youth sent to officers and soldiers on duty on the island; is the wish for soldiers to maintain the strong will; is the encouragement to the troops and people of Truong Sa island district, of the DK1 rig to rest assured to carry out the task of economic development, construction and firm defense of the sacred territorial and waters sovereignty of the Fatherland./.

HCYU International Department's Chapter

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