The Central province of Quang Tri held a solemn memorial service on May 15 for the remains of 15 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who lost their lives during wartime in Laos.

The sets of remains, which were found in Laos’ Savanakhet after months of searching by the Martyrs Collection Team 584 of the Quang Tri Military Command, were reburied at the national martyrs’ cemetery on National Road No. 9.

Millions of Vietnamese soldiers laid down their lives for 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 for, gathering, repatriation and re-interment of the martyrs is conducted annually, receiving due attention from the Party and the State.-VNA