A service to commemorate the heroic soldiers who lost their lives during the war was held at Hanoi’s Martyrs Cemetery in Tu Liem district on October 8.

The service, the first of its kind in Hanoi, is part of a series of events to mark the 60 th anniversary of the city’s Liberation Day on October 10.

During the ceremony, nearly 100 Buddhist monks and nuns, municipal officials, Buddhist followers, and local residents laid down wreaths and offered incense in honour of the 2,070 war heroes buried at the cemetery. The ceremony was followed by a prayer for world peace, prosperity and happiness.

Speaking at the service, Ngo Van Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi Confederation of Labour, expressed his deep appreciation for the contributions of the fallen soldiers to the liberation of Hanoi. He emphasised that the great spirit of patriotism and revolutionary heroism they inspired will remain forever in the hearts of the Vietnamese people.

The service was organised by Capital Labour Newspaper and Hanoi’s Sangha Buddhists.-VNA