At the reburial ceremony (Source: VNA)

Dien Bien (VNA) – A solemn ceremony was held at Tong Khao Martyrs Cemetery in northern Dien Bien province on May 23 to rebury 30 sets of remains of voluntary Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives on battlefields in Laos.

Local residents and officers have waited along streets in Dien Bien city since early morning to welcome home the remains of the soldiers, 29 of them have not been identified.

They were repatriated from the Lao provinces of Oudomxay and Xayabury and are now reburied at the Tong Khao Martyr Cemetery in Thanh Nua commune, Dien Bien district.

Leaders of Dien Bien province and locals laid wreaths and offered incense in tribute to the national heroes who sacrificed their lives for the past international mission.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Van Quy said Dien Bien province will continue its work to search for and repatriate martyr remains and educate local young people on the bravery and sacrifices of voluntary soldiers for the Vietnam-Laos solidarity.-VNA