28/07/2015 10:17 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

War martyrs commemorated abroad

Vientiane, July 27 (VNA) – A delegation from the Embassy and other representative offices of Vietnam in Laos laid a wreath at the monument to Laos-Vietnam fallen soldiers in Ban Con village, Phonhong district, Vientiane, on July 26.

This is an annual activity to mark Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Addressing the event, Chairman of the Laos War Veterans Association Major General Somphone Keominsay expressed his gratitude for Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and Lao martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s independence and freedom.

The Ban Con monument is erected at the site of a collective tomb of 26 soldiers from the Laos-Vietnam allied troops who lost their lives during the war against French colonialists in 1946.

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Thach Du led a delegation to pay respect to fallen volunteer Vietnamese soldiers at a monument dedicated to the soldiers to mark the occasion.

During the wars, tens of thousands of Vietnamese soldiers and experts lost their lives while undertaking international missions in Cambodia. The remains of more than 4,000 soldiers are yet to be found.

The two countries are making joint efforts to search for and repatriate the remains with the goal of completing the task by 2020.

On July 24, representatives of Czech Republic-based Vietnamese agencies and people gathered at a ceremony in Prague to honour Vietnamese soldiers.

During the event, the Vietnamese War Veterans Association in the Czech Republic offered gifts to eight Vietnamese wounded soldiers living in the country and heroic Vietnamese mother Tran Thi Quam from Hiep Hoa district in northern Bac Giang province who was invited to the event.
VNA/VNP