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Leaders pay tribute to heroic martyrs

Update: July, 27/2016 - 09:00
Top Vietnamese leaders pay tribute to late President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kiên

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Top Vietnamese leaders laid wreaths and paid tribute to heroic martyrs at the Monument to Heroic Martyrs in Hà Nội on the 69th National War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day today. 

The leaders included Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, former Party General Secretary Nông Đức Mạnh, President Trần Đại Quang and former President Trần Đức Lương, besides Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, former NA Chairmen Nguyễn Văn An and Nguyễn Sinh Hùng, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, among others. 

Young people in the Lào Cai Province lit candles to pay tribute to the martyrs at Nam Cường Ward’s Martyrs’ Cemetery in Lào Cai City. — VNA/VNS Photo Hương Thu

They then paid tribute to late President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum.Delegations from the Central Military Commission, the ministries of public security, and labour, invalids and social affairs, and the Hanoi municipal people’s committee also laid wreaths at the Heroic Martyrs’ Monument and late President Hồ Chí Minh’s mausoleum. 
Candles were lit at more than 2,000 cemeteries nationwide at the same time on the evening of July 26 in commemoration of the war martyrs. 

The Long An Province holds a burial ceremony for Vietnamese soldiers who were repatriated from Cambodia where they died in mission. — VNA/VNS Photo

A number of gifts were also presented to heroic mothers, invalids and families of martyrs across the country. 

A local resident in Lâm Đồng Province joins military force burning incense to pay tribute to fallen soldiers at Đà Lạt City’s Martyrs’ Cemetery on the 69th National War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day today. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Dũng

Nearly 1.2 million Vietnamese soldiers died defending the country in wars and international missions, according to the labour, invalids and social affairs ministry. — VNS


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