A delegation from the military zone 7 offers incence at the event (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – As many as 186 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who laid down during the wartime were reburied at the Hill 82 Martyrs’ Cemetery in the southern province of Tay Ninh on July 26.

Among 186 sets of remains reburied this time, 184 had been returned from Cambodia while two others were found in the province.

The provincial leaders and military officials offered flowers and incense to the fallen soldiers during a memorial service to commemorate their sacrifices for the nation and the great international mission.

In his remarks at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Ngoc said millions of Vietnamese soldiers have bravely sacrificed their lives for the national independence and reunification and for the friendship and solidarity with Cambodia and Laos while thousands other have been wounded for these causes.

Over the years, Tay Ninh has worked with the Cambodian side to search and repatriate thousands of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Cambodia, he added.

Ngoc also expressed his gratitude toward the support from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Cambodian authorities and people for search teams from Vietnam to look for and bring the Vietnamese soldiers home.

Meanwhile in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, 21 sets of remains of soldiers who fought and sacrificed near the Yaly Waterfall in Ya Tang commune, Sa Thay district, were reburied at the district’s martyr cemetery on July 27.

In 1997, workers of the Song Da 9 JSC discovered these remains together with bags containing many medical tapes and gauzes under the ground when constructing Yaly hydropower plant.

The Song Da 9 JSC built a grave for them for worshipping in July, 2009 before they were brought to rest at the Sa Thay district martyr cemetery.

The Kon Tum Military Command has been working with other military units in Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces to verify the identities of the fallen soldiers. –VNA