Quang Ngai province commemorates victims of Son My massacre hinh anh 1Students pose for a photo at the foot of the monument to the Son My massacre (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ngai (VNA) – An incense offering ceremony was held on March 16 to commemorate 504 victims of a massacre by US troops 52 years ago in Tinh Khe commune of Quang Ngai city, the central province of Quang Ngai.

At the Son My relic site, participants, including alive victims and local residents, mourned for the deceased and prayed for a peaceful world – a basis for a sustainable future.

Billy Kelly, a US war veteran who used to fight in Vietnam, sent 504 roses to the ceremony as offerings to the 504 civilians killed in the massacre.

On March 16, 1968, US troops marched to Son My village and killed 504 innocent civilians within four hours.

The incident went down in history as a pain of Son My residents, as well as the Vietnamese people.

The incense offering ceremony was held by the Quang Ngai provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism./.