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Requiem held for martyrs in northern battlefield

Ha Giang, July 2 (VNA) –A requiem was held at the Vi Xuyen National Martyrs’ Cemetery in Vi Xuyen district, the northern province of Ha Giang to commemorate those who laid down their lives in the northern battlefield to safeguard the country. 

The ceremony was among activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947-2017). 

Addressing the event, former Secretary of the Party Central Committee and former head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Ha Thi Khiet, as well as Ha Giang leaders and locals, and Buddhist monks and followers offered incense to the heroic martyrs and pray for the peace of their souls. 

According to Vice Chairman of the Ha Giang People’s Council Tran Duc Quy, the Vi Xuyen National Martyrs’ Cemetery is home to 1,756 heroic martyrs from 32 cities and provinces from Quang Tri northwards who died during the struggle to defend the northern border. 

On the occasion, the organising board presented gifts to families of the martyrs and those who rendered services to the nation in Vi Xuyen district.