Ceremony commemorates martyrs in Con Dao hinh anh 1At the ceremony (Source: VNA)
Ba Ria – Vung Tau (VNA) – A ceremony at Hang Duong cemetery – a Special National Monument in the southern province of Ba Ria–Vung Tau on January 25 commemorated soldiers who had laid down their lives in battle.

Deputy Head of the High Command of Naval Zone 2’s Inspection Committee, Colonel Le Dinh Viet, said the Vietnamese army is forever grateful to generations of martyrs who sacrificed themselves for national independence and freedom.

He promised that Vietnamese people and soldiers will stay united and fight to the last breath to firmly safeguard national sovereignty over seas, islands and the continental shelf.

Located in Con Dao district, Hang Duong cemetery is considered one of the biggest, most famous cemeteries in Vietnam. It is the burial place of thousands of revolutionaries and Vietnamese patriots who died at the Con Dao prison, which lasted from 1862 to 1975.

The sacred land also marks the unyielding struggle of heroes, revolutionary soldiers and Vietnamese people in two resistance wars against French colonialists and US imperialists.

Thanks to its historical significance, Hang Duong cemetery is one of the must-see tourist attractions in Con Dao.-VNA