Naval academy holds 15-day royal funeral ceremony

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Chumphon Navy School paid tribute to HM the King 15 days after his death.

Academy commander Capt. Virath Somjit presided over the Oct. 27 ceremony attended by cadets and their families in Sattahip.

Chumphon Navy School paid tribute to HM the King 15 days after his death.
Chumphon Navy School paid tribute to HM the King 15 days after his death.

Ten monks performed the religious ceremony and chanted before they were treated to a morning meal.

Virath said the ceremony was held to pay homage to HM the late King 15 days after his passing. Like the seven-day ceremony and the 30-, 100- and 365-day services to come, they honor His Majesty who worked hard for peace and unity throughout his 70 years on the throne.

The ceremony concluded with a moment of silence before participants repeated the phrase His Majesty said 70 years ago:  “Roaw ja krong pandin duay tham” or ‘I will reign over the country with righteousness for the people of Siam”.