02/05/2015 09:24 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Numerous visitors pay tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap

Quang Binh, May 1 (VNA) – More than 100,000 visitors across the country offered incense to commemorate late General Vo Nguyen Giap over the past three days, the highest number ever recorded.

On the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification Day on April 30, over 41,000 visitors queued to visit the General’s grave in central Quang Binh province, despite the blazing heat.

Vo Minh Tuan from Hanoi said it is the second time he and his family travelled more than 500 km to pay tribute to General Giap.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel Khac Ngoc Tan Hao was confident that the number of visitors to the General’s grave will continue to surge in the coming days.

General Giap was born in 1911 in Loc Thuy commune, Le Thuy district, central Quang Binh province. He passed away in Hanoi on October 4 last year at the age of 103.

As an eminent disciple of President Ho Chi Minh and the first General and Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam People’s Army, he led his people to victory over both French and American armies.

With over 80 years serving the nation, he was loved and respected by Vietnamese people and international friends, and is a hero to generations of officers and soldiers nationwide.