PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays tribute to war martyrs in Quang Nam province

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday offered incense to war heroes at a temple on Que mountain, the central province of Quang Nam, marking the 72nd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs' Day on July 27.

The temple is dedicated to 40 martyrs from Special Force Battalion 409, Military Zone 5, who laid down their lives on May 11, 1969, when attacking the headquarters of the US army's Brigade 196.

The temple is being upgraded and scheduled for inauguration later this year. Earlier the same day, the Prime Minister paid tribute to 309 heroic martyrs in Phuong Nghe village, Que Phu commune, Que Son district.

The village is home to the second largest contingent of martyrs nationwide during the anti-US war, and 68 Vietnamese heroic mothers. It has been awarded the title of hero of the People's Armed Forces six times.

Source: VOV5