More than 40 overseas Vietnamese from 20 countries and territories across the world on April 9 offered incense in tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap at his grave in the central province of Quang Binh’s Quang Trach district.

Dinh Vuong Ty, 74, who came from Thailand, could not hold his tears when standing in the front of the grave of the hero. He said he was satisfied with the visit as he was able to directly pay tribute to the General.

Meanwhile, Tran Huu Khue, 63, from Bulgaria, expressed his gratitude to Party and State leaders for helping OVs make the meaningful journey.

The delegation, which represents millions of Vietnamese living abroad, is in Vietnam to attend the commemoration of the legendary nation founders Hung Kings and the Hung Kings Temple Festival 2014.

As scheduled, from April 15-28, they will visit and present gifts to officers, soldiers and people in Truong Sa Archipelago and join a requiem to commemorate Vietnamese soldiers and people who laid down their lives protecting the country’s sea and island sovereignty.

General Vo Nguyen Giap passed away in Hanoi on October, 2013. He was born in Quang Binh’s Le Thuy district on August 25, 1911.

He served as a Politburo member, Secretary of the Central Military Commission, Standing Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defence, Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnamese People’s Army and a National Assembly deputy from the first to seventh tenure.

He led the Vietnamese people to victories over the French army and later American forces.-VNA