Over 100 martyrs who lost their lives in the war against America were laid to rest in Nhon Trach district, in the southern province of Dong Nai on August 31, after a three-year search for their remains.

President Truong Tan Sang, permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh, National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh attended the event.

During the war against America, the battlefield of Nhon Trach saw some of the most severe fightings in the south-eastern region, witnessing the deaths of countless soldiers from all over Vietnam, most of whom were still very young.

On June 20, 2013, a mass grave containing the remains of more than 20 soldiers was discovered in Dong Nai. Later, on August 18, 2014, another grave was found with the remains of more than 100 martyrs.-VNA