Candles will be lit at 3,000 cemeteries nationwide on July 26 in a collective moment to commemorate heroic soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to the national liberation, and to mark the 67th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

The candle-lit honour event hosted by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union turns to the seventh year this year.

In the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, nearly 1,000 students will offer incenses and light candles at graves of 2,000 war heroes.

While in the central city of Hue, tribute will be paid to 2,100 fallen soldiers.

On the occasion, gifts will be presented to heroic Vietnamese mothers in Ha Giang. Some 500 heroic mothers and ex-revolutionaries will also enjoy free medical check-ups and treatment.

Nguyen Thai Binh and Vu A Dinh scholarships worth (1,600 USD) will go to 50 outstanding students of families that rendered services to the national liberation.

Similar commemorative activities will also be held in Thua Thien-Hue and Ho Chi Minh City.

Among cemeteries dedicated to war heroes nationwide, the Truong Son National Martyrs Cemetery is the resting place of 10,263 fallen soldiers hailing from across the country.

Meanwhile, over 10,000 soldiers who laid down their lives during fierce battles in the American war were laid to rest at the Road 9 National Martyrs Cemetery.-VNA