S. Korea holds West Sea Defense Day to commemorate fallen heroes during N. Korea's provocations
Updated: 2020-03-27 08:02:17 KST
South Korea marks its fifth West Sea Defense Day on Friday to remember those who died defending the country against North Korea's military provocations.
This morning's event at the Daejeon National Cemetery will be attended by around 2-hundred relatives of the deceased, military personnel and politicians.
While the event has been largely scaled down due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs says the spirit of national defense will never be forgotten.
The day, which falls on the fourth Friday of March every year, remembers the fallen in the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong in 2002, the sinking of the Cheonan warship in 2010 and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island in 2010.
And during the newscast, we will be cutting over to a live footage of the commemorative event, to Daejeon National Cemetery, marking the nation's West Sea Defense Day event.