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Candle lighting commemorates fallen soldiers

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Central Committee held a solemn ceremony at Tam Chuc Pagoda s in the northern province of Ha Nam on July 24 to pray for the peace of the country and its people as well as lighting candles to commemorate all heroic fallen soldiers.

At the ceremony, thousands of candles and lanterns, shaped into Vietnam’s map, were lit to show gratitude to all heroic fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s independence and freedom and the people’s happiness.

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At the ceremony to pray for the country's peace and people's happiness at Tam Chuc Pagoda.

The ceremony was part of activities marking the 73rd anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers' Day (July 27)

The event offered an opportunity for the younger generations to review heroic milestones during the fight against foreign invaders.

* Also yesterday, a ceremony was held by the Ha Tinh provincial Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union at the Dong Loc T-junction special historical relic site to commemorate ten young female volunteers who sacrificed their lives to ensure the safe operation of the transport route to the southern front on July 24, 1968.

On the occasion, the special historical relic site’s management board held an exchange programme with teammates and relatives of the ten heroic female volunteers.

* The Ministry of Defence held a meeting for 300 heroic Vietnamese mothers on July 24.

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Heroes of People's Armed Forces La Thi Tam (right) and Nguyen Xuan Lu offering incense and flowers to ten female volunteers at Dong Loc T-junction historical relic site.

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Le Chiem, emphasised that over recent years, the Central Military Commission, and Defense Ministry have directed agencies and units in the army to closely coordinate with central ministries and agencies and localities to propose documents on policies for wounded and fallen soldiers and revolutionary contributors to the Party, State and National Assembly.

On the occasion, the Defense Ministry and Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Central Committee presented 300 gifts to heroic Vietnamese mothers.

* A delegation from the Ministry of Public Security visited and presented gifts to wounded soldiers at the Thuan Thanh wounded soldiers’ care centre in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Thanh extended his gratitude to the wounded soldiers as well as the leaders, doctors and employees in the centre.

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Source: NDO

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