Incence offered at the requiem ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – A ceremony took place in the southern province of Tay Ninh on July 22 to commemorate fallen soldiers at a martyr memorial site of the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Volunteers in Ben Cau district.

Attending the ceremony were families of the martyrs and more than 300 former youth volunteers.

In April 1977, the Khmer Rouge army began slaughtering Vietnamese across southwestern border provinces. Youths and public personnel from the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City and nearby provinces volunteered to carry out logistics work and fight at the front. On that battlefield, 99 volunteers sacrificed their life.

The Ho Chi Minh City Youth Volunteer Force decided to designate July 22 as the death anniversary of its members.

Speaking at this year’s requiem in Tay Ninh, secretary of the force’s central committee Nguyen Huu Phong expressed his pride of his predecessors’ traditions.

The younger generation is willing to build on such traditions, contributing to fulfilling socio-economic missions detailed by the Party and Government, he said.-VNA