A delegation of the Party, State, National Assembly and the Vietnam Fatherland Front laid wreaths at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum in Hanoi on May 18 on the occasion of the late President’s 125th birthday anniversary (May 19).

The delegation includes Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.

The national leaders expressed their respect and gratitude to Uncle Ho, who founded and trained the Vietnam Communist Party, for his great contributions to the nation’s revolution.

The delegation also paid floral tribute at the Monument to Fallen Soldiers.

President Ho Chi Minh was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien Commune, Nam Dan District, the central province of Nghe An. He devoted his full life to the national liberation cause while tirelessly striving for peace and progress in the world. He led the nation to success in the struggle for national independence and establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam following the August Revolution in 1945.

The president passed away in 1969.-VNA