Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan offers incense to late President Ho Chi Minh at Ho Chi Minh Museum – city branch (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on September 1 led a delegation to pay tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Museum – city branch on the occasion of 73rd National Day (September 2).

The delegation, including Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, laid a wreath at the late leader’s statue on Nguyen Hue walking street.

Earlier, on August 31, a delegation of the Party Central Committee, State, National Assembly, Government and Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi.

The delegation included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, along with a number of former Party, State and Government leaders.

The delegation also laid flowers at the Monument for Heroic Martyrs on Bac Son street.

On the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered incense to commemorate the late President at House 67 in the presidential historical relic site in Hanoi.

President Ho Chi Minh led the Vietnamese nation to success in the struggle for national independence.

On September 2, 1945, he read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The late President was a talented leader, a national hero who devoted all his life to the national independence and freedom and happiness of the people while tirelessly striving for peace and progress in the world.

House 67 in the Presidential Palace is where President Ho Chi Minh lived, worked and passed away. It provides a venue for the Political Bureau’s meetings during the fiercest years of the Vietnam war.-VNA