Solemn memorial services for General Vo Nguyen Giap were held in his home province of Quang Binh and Ho Chi Minh City at the same time with that in Hanoi on October 13.

From the early morning, Quang Binh provincial leaders and hundreds of thousands of local officials, soldiers and citizens gathered at the headquarters of the province’s People’s Committee to pay their last respects to the beloved General.

While musicians played the Requiem for Fallen Soldiers (Hon Tu Si), the delegates silently bowed their heads in memory.

At the memorial house of General Giap in An Xa commune, Le Thuy district, tens of thousands of people flocked to commemorate the life of the national hero.

Meanwhile, thousands of residents in Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces gathered together at the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Hall to pay homage. Many could not hold back their tears.

Although the service has finished, hundreds of people are continuing to flock to the hall to bid their final farewells.-VNA