Leaders pay tribute to war martyrs, invalids, national contributors

(VOVWORLD) -Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh paid tribute to heroic martyrs during a "candle-lighting, flower-lantern floating ceremony” on Sunday evening at Quang Tri Citadel. 
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Vice State President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh offers incense to heroic martyrs at a memorial temple by Thach Han river. (Photo: VOV)

The Vice President, local leaders, war veterans, relatives of martyrs and young people in Quang Tri province offered incense and flowers at the Monument of martyrs of Quang Tri Citadel. She lit the candle and floated the lanterns and flower  garlands into the Thach Han river in memory of the national heroes.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh emphasized the spirit of paying off the debts of gratitude as he addressed a ceremony to mark 52 years of the Dong Loc victory at Dong Loc Special National Monument in central Vietnam on Sunday. During the anti-US war of resistance, Dong Loc T-junction held a very important position on the transport route linking to the southern front. Ten young female volunteers were killed as they tried to level bomb craters to reopen the intersection on July 24, 1968.

Leaders pay tribute to war martyrs, invalids, national contributors - ảnh 2Leaders of Hanoi city observe a minute of silence to commemorate the heroic martyrs. (Photo: kinhtedothi.vn)

Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue and the Hanoi Youth Union hosted a candle-lighting ceremony to honor the martyrs at Nhon Martyrs’ Cemetery on Sunday evening. On this occasion, the Party official gave flowers and gifts to 31 Vietnamese heroic mothers, wounded soldiers and policy beneficiaries. Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Le Hong Son said taking care of people with meritorious services to the revolution is the responsibility of authorities, socio-economic organizations and people of Hanoi, in light with the spirit “when you drink the water, think of its source.”

The Voice of Vietnam’s young staff and Navy Brigade 131 jointly organized a program in Hai Phong city on Sunday to honor those who have defended Vietnam’s seas and islands. 20 gifts were presented to soldiers and officers in extremely difficult circumstances of the Brigade. 900 USD was donated to a fund called "Love for fatherland seas and islands". VOV Vice President Vu Hai Quang  expressed gratitude to the predecessors for their enormous sacrifices and pledged best effort to contribute to national construction and defense.

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