The remains of 24 volunteer Vietnamese soldiers who lost their lives during wartime in Cambodia were laid to rest at the Vinh Hung district cemetery in the southern province of Long An on July 24.

Since 2001, with the support from authorities of the Cambodian province of S’Vay Rieng, the Military Command of Long An has brought home remains of more than 2,000 martyrs.

On July 23, a ceremony was also held in the southern province of Binh Phuoc to rebury remains of 66 soldiers who died during wartime in Cambodia or who were earlier buried in other localities.

Of the total, there are remains of 58 volunteer soldiers who sacrificed in Cambodia’s Kratie and Kampong Thom provinces.

To date, 2,423 martyrs have rested in peace at cemeteries across Binh Phuoc.

Millions of Vietnamese soldiers laid down for the national liberation during the two resistance wars against French and US forces as well as in international missions in Laos and Cambodia. Thousands of fallen soldiers are still unaccounted for across Vietnam and the two neighbouring countries. The search, gathering, repatriation and re-interment of the martyrs are conducted every year, receiving due attention from the Party and the State.-VNA