Memorial service held for martyrs

13/10/2015
The southern province of Dong Nai held a memorial service on October 13 dedicated to soldiers who died in Xuan Thanh ward of Long Khanh town during the offensive against US forces in early 1968.

The remains of these soldiers and their personal belongings were found in a mass grave last June with another single grave found a month later.

The soldiers, identified as belonging to Companies 814 and Xuan Loc of Dong Nai province, laid down their lives during the struggle in the 1968 Lunar New Year (1968 Tet Offensive).

Following the memorial service, the remains were laid to rest in the Long Khanh Martyrs’ Cemetery.

In recent years, Dong Nai has discovered a number of mass graves in Long Khanh town, which was once a contentious battlefield of the south-eastern front in the resistance war against US forces, especially the 1968 Tet Offensive, since the enemy considered the area a “steel door” that shielded Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh City) from the east.-VNA
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Jane smartnic 13/10/15 18:51

The martyrs had devoted their lives for the country's freedom

LawrenceSamuels 13/10/15 18:54

They fought for the long-lasting values of the Vietnamese people

Gentle Moon 13/10/15 18:55

many Vietnamese youths volunteered for international missions in Cambodia to help the people escape from the genocidal regime.

John Smith 13/10/15 18:57

Yes, we had fought not only for our country's independence but also for the peace of the region

yobro yobro 13/10/15 19:00

Young people should learn from the martyrs' sacrifice to live better and more responsibly

Deck Hero14 13/10/15 19:01

The Vietnam People's Army, the core of the Vietnam people’s armed forces, is an army from the people and for the people, and ready to sacrifice their own lives for “the independence and freedom of the Homeland, for socialism and for the happiness of the people.”

Only Solidar 13/10/15 19:02

“using the few to counter the many and the small to defeat the big.”

Love Peace 13/10/15 19:06

We all never forget our martyrs and their fights, we learn from our bright history to build Vietnam stable and prosperous.

MaskOf Zero 13/10/15 19:06

“Our army, loyal to the Party, pious to the people and ready to fight and sacrifice their lives for independence and freedom of the Homeland, and socialism, will fulfil any tasks, overcome any difficulties and defeat any enemies.”

Pack Cassiopian 13/10/15 19:10

The martyrs, who shed their blood for the nation, have been inspiring the next generations to contribute for the work of building and protecting the country.

Williams Melanie 14/10/15 16:24

thanks to them, we have our good life today, so we should be grateful to them for their sacrifice to the country

Davis Caroline 14/10/15 16:29

we are proud of all martyrs who had great contributions to the independence and freedom of the country.

Thompson Catherine 14/10/15 16:34

they deserve to respect and adoration. they will live forever in the hearts of the Vietnamese people

Funny Day 14/10/15 16:40

nowadays, Vietnam has increasingly developed in all areas and the role and reputation of Vietnam has improved in the regional and international arena

Anthony Jones 14/10/15 16:48

not only in the war but only in the peace time, there are still the martyrs who sacrifed for the building and defending of the Fatherland

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