PM pays tribute to late President, martyrs hinh anh 1(Photo: VNA)

Nghe An (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc led a Government delegation to pay homage to President Ho Chi Minh at the Kim Lien relic site in Nam Dan district, the central province of Nghe An, on July 20, ahead of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).

At the national special relic site, the delegation offered incense and wreath in tribute to the late leader – a hero of national liberation, a world cultural celebrity and an eminent leader of the workers’ and national liberation movements throughout the globe.

President Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was the founder of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He laid the foundation for the Vietnamese revolution’s victory in the 20th century with the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945.

The delegation then offered incense and flowers at the Truong Bon national historical site in Do Luong district to commemorate martyrs who died for national independence.

Between 1964 -1968, the US dropped nearly 20,000 bombs on Truong Bon road, a key route for North Vietnam to supply goods to the South at the time. During the period, more than 1,500 people fought to protect the route.-VNA