Heroic martyrs commemorated in Quang Tri province
17:06 | 17/05/2018

VGP - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc paid homage to heroic soldiers who laid down their lives for the fatherland’s independence and freedom in the central province of Quang Tri on May 17.

Photo: VGP

The PM and local officials offered incense at the Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Road 9 National Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Quang Tri Ancient Citadel.

The Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery is the last resting place of over 10,000 soldiers from across Viet Nam. Most of them were from Corps 559 – Truong Son Army Corps and sacrificed on Ho Chi Minh Trail during the resistance war against the U.S. 

The PM and his entourage also offered incense and laid wreaths at the Road No.9 National Martyrs Cemetery where more than 10,000 martyrs were buried. They fought in the Road 9 battlefield and in Laos during a campaign of the anti-US war. 

The PM expressed his gratitude to the martyrs who devoted their youth to national independence and freedom.

By Vien Nhu

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