At the ceremony (Source: VNA)
 
Thanh Hoa (VNA) – A ceremony was held at Dong Tam martyrs’ cemetery in the central province of Thanh Hoa on May 4 to rebury the remains of 23 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Laos during wartime.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Dang Quyen said over the past two decades, the provincial Military Command’s search team has sought and found thousands of sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers in Laos.

The work was carried out under the direction of the Government’s Special Working Committee, the Party Central Committee’s Steering Committee 1237, and the High Command of the Military Zone IV.

The provincial military units also held communications campaigns to encourage the public to provide information on fallen soldiers, thus improving the efficiency of the search and gathering of martyrs’ remains, and upheld the role of the War Veterans’ Association, the Association of Former Youth Volunteers, and liaison committees in the process.

During the 2016-2017 dry season, the team found and repatriated 21 sets of remains of  Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts in Laos.-VNA