State President offers incense in tribute to late leader hinh anh 1President Truong Tan Sang plants trees at the memorial site. (Photo: VNA)
State President Truong Tan Sang offered incense in tribute to late lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho (1910-1996), who was Acting State President of Vietnam from 1980-1981, at the latter’s memorial site in southern Long An province on August 1.

In the guest book, President Truong Tan Sang wrote that: “Lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho -Acting State President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - will live forever in the nation’s history. As a well-known intellectual, lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho made light of fame and wealth and sacrificed his whole life for the cause of national liberation and reunification as well as for the process of national construction and renewal. The Fatherland always remembers the lawyer’s great contributions.”

The memorial site was inaugurated on July 29 in Ben Luc town, Ben Luc district, where lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho was born. It was opened in the hope to help educate the country’s revolutionary history for younger generations.

The President and leaders of Long An province took this occasion to plant a tree at the memorial site.-VNA