War Invalids and Martyrs Day observed nationwide
A delegation of high ranking leaders and former leaders of Vietnam on Friday laid wreaths at the Monument for Heroic Martyrs and President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum in Hanoi on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).
The delegation included General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, President Tran Dai Quang, former President Tran Duc Luong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man.
800 young people lit candles at the Huong Dien martyrs' cemetery in Thua Thien Hue on Thursday night. Dong Trung Chi, a lecturer from Thua Thien-Hue College of Education, said: I'm so moved to attend this program to show gratitude to fallen soldiers. The event teaches the young about patriotism and encourages them to try hard to follow the revolutionary tradition.