Wreath-laying ceremony for victims

PHANG NGA: Thais and foreigners, residents and visitors alike, are invited to join the Royal Thai Navy in laying wreaths for tsunami victims at Khao Lak on Friday morning.

The memorial service will be led by Defense Minister General Sumpun Boonyanun, who will place a wreath on the sea about three miles from shore.

The navy will provide nine ships to take participants to the wreath-laying site, although those wishing to go to the wreath-laying site in their own boat will be more than welcome to do so.

“This ceremony is based on the Navy tradition for honouring people who have died at sea,” said Commodore Dej Srijaroen, public relations officer for the Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet.

Anyone who wants to take part aboard a naval vessel should be at Tab Lamu Navy Base, Tai Muang, Phang Nga, before 8 am; car parking will be available. Participants are asked to dress politely. The ceremony should be finished by 11 am.

Phuket News

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