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Party and State leaders commemorate heroic martyrs

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm




Party and State leaders commemorate heroic martyrs


QĐND – Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

An incense offering ceremony was held in Hanoi on July 27 to commemorate the fallen combatants who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s independence and freedom.


Present at the ceremony were Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, former Party leader Le Kha Phieu, State President Nguyen Minh Triet, former State President Tran Duc Luong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, former NA Chairman Nguyen Van An, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Huynh Dam and many other senior officials.


They visited and laid wreaths at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the Martyrs’ Monument to express their great gratitude to the huge contribution made by President Ho and heroic martyrs to the nation’s glorious revolutionary cause.


Later the same day, delegations from several ministries, agencies and the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee also visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and paid tribute to fallen combatants.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Candles lit up to express deep gratitude to martyrs

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm




Candles lit up to express deep gratitude to martyrs


QĐND – Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

Thousands of candles were lit up in over 2,000 cemeteries throughout the country on July 26th to express deep gratitude to martyrs who devoted their lives for the national liberation and salvation.


On the hill 82 of Tan Bien Cemetery, in the southeastern province of Tay Ninh, 1,500 youths offered candles and incense for 15,000 martyrs, some of whom have not yet been identified.  


93 martyrs who sacrificed their lives fighting for the country and fulfilling their international obligation in Cambodia have been recently brought to Tan Bien Cemetery after a long time lying in a forest in Cambodia.


During the war against the American aggressors, Tan Bien District in Tay Ninh Province witnessed numerous fierce battles and incredible bravery of Vietnamese soldiers.


While offering candles for the martyrs, Nguyen Minh Thanh, a Youth Union member touchingly said, “Each candle lit up reminds us of the pain of the war and the noble sacrifice of our elders. We promise to try our best to be deserved the devotion of the elders to the nation”.


Meanwhile, in Hanoi Martyrs’ Cemetery, in Tu Liem District, nearly 1,000 local citizens and youth lit candles for 1,800 martyrs, including reputable Heroine, Dang Thuy Tram, and Hero Nguyen Van Thac.


Along with candles, songs praising the sacrifice were also sung as an expression of thanks to Vietnamese heroic martyrs.


Moreover, thousands of presents were presented to Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, wounded and sick soldiers, families of martyrs and other social beneficiaries across the country on the 63rd commemoration of the War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day, July 27th.


Source: TP/PANO


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

12,000 roses laid to martyrs

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm




12,000 roses laid to martyrs


QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:35 (GMT+7)

On the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27th), a delegation of Buddhist monks and nuns from the Giac Nguyen pagoda in Da Lat city laid 12,000 roses in memory of the martyrs at the Truong Son Martyr Cemetery in the central province of Quang Tri.


The flowers were selected carefully from the beautiful gardens of Da Lat city before being transported to Quang Tri. Upon arrival at the Truong Son Martyr Cemetery, the flowers are still fresh and beautiful.


At the cemetery, the delegation held a requiem for the martyrs who died during the war for national independence. Afterwards, the participants laid the flowers on each martyrs’ tombs.


The meaningful event was initiated by the Reverend Buddhist monk, Thich Thuong Hoa, head of the Giac Nguyen Pagoda, following his first trip to the Truong Son Martyrs Cemetery in October 2009. The expense for the flowers was financed by a Da Lat businessman.


Source: Dan Tri


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Paying tribute to martyrs in Quang Tri

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Paying tribute to martyrs in Quang Tri


QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:35 (GMT+7)


Party officials, military officers and war veterans offered incense to war martyrs at a newly-built memorial house in the central province of Quang Tri on July 24.

The memorial house was built on the northern bank of the Thach Han river in An Dong ward, Quang Tri town, to commemorate soldiers who laid down their lives on the Quang Tri frontier, especially at the Quang Tri Citadel and on the Thach Han River.


The project was built at a cost of VND15 billion contributed by employers and employees of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV).


At the event, To Huy Rua, a Party Politburo member and a Party Central Committee Secretary, expressed the Party, State and people’s deep gratitude towards heroic soldiers who sacrificed themselves for national independence and freedom during the past wars.


Mr Rua, who is also head of the Party Commission for Communication and Education, called on the people to take part in the “Paying Debt of Gratitude” movement to assist relatives of the fallen combatants living in difficulty.


Mr Rua and military officers and war veterans released flowers at Thach Han wharf – part of the memorial house project.


Later, he visited families of war invalids and martyrs in Ai Tu town, Trieu Phong district, and paid floral tribute to fallen combatants at National Cemetery Road No9.


The same day, Quang Tri province broke ground for a project to build War Martyrs Monument in the northern bank of the Thach Han River at a cost of VND40 billion.


Vietnam observes War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day on July 27.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

More activities launched for martyrs and wounded soldiers

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm




More activities launched for martyrs and wounded soldiers


QĐND – Friday, July 23, 2010, 20:42 (GMT+7)

PANO – A delegation of officers and doctors from the Logistics Department under the Vietnam People’s Army Political General Department have visited and presented gifts to Vietnamese heroic mothers and social beneficiaries in Thang Binh District in Quang Nam Province on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27th).


Each gifts worth 1,800,000 VND was presented to Vietnamese heroic mothers and their families. In addition, military doctors of the delegation cooperated with local doctors to provide free check-ups and medicines to nearly 200 residents.


The Air Force and Air Defence Service sent groups to visit and present gifts to three recuperation centres for wounded and sick soldiers in Ninh Binh, Bac Ninh and Ha Nam Provinces. These groups also visited and gave gifts to Vietnamese heroic mothers and social beneficiaries in the areas.


On this occasion, the Service completed the construction of 2 houses and presented them to families of a martyr and a wounded soldier in Chiem Hoa District in Tuyen Quang Province.


Also, two houses of gratitude have been presented to families of two martyrs in Hai Phong City.  These houses were built by Company 789 of the General Staff and the Hai Phong City’s Military Command.


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

More sets of remains of martyrs brought home from Cambodia

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm




More sets of remains of martyrs brought home from Cambodia


QĐND – Saturday, July 03, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

PANO – The authorities of two Cambodian provinces of Kampong Thom and Kampong Cham have held a ceremony to hand over 83 sets of remains of fallen Vietnamese soldiers and specialists to Binh Phuoc and Tay Ninh provinces in Vietnam.


These remains were discovered by a joint search by both Vietnamese and Cambodian provinces.


According to the Vietnamese Military Attaché Department in Cambodia, the authority of Cambodia’s Kratie province will also handed over 81 sets of remains found in their province to the Vietnamese authorities.


In early June, 9 sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers and specialists who died while serving at Cambodia’s Mondonkiri province were brought home and reburied in the Dac Lac provincial Martyr Cemetery.


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND