A ceremony was held in Thua Thien-Hue on May 11 to rebury Vietnamese martyrs' remains recovered from Laos (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – A military funeral was held by the authorities of central Thua Thien – Hue province on May 11 to rebury remains of 11 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who died on duty in Laos during the wartime.

The remains were found by the Search and Collection Team 192 of the Thua Thien – Hue provincial Military High Command in Salavan and Sekong provinces of Laos in the 2017 – 2018 dry season.

The funeral took place at the city’s martyr cemetery with representatives from the government of Vietnam, Military Region 4 of the Vietnam People’s Army, Salavan and Sekong provinces in attendance. Many local military officials and people also came to pay their last respect to the late soldiers.

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They offered incenses and flowers to the deceased to show their gratitude towards the martyrs’ braveness and sacrifices.

Nearly 35,000 Vietnamese soldiers died in Laos in the wartime and 60,000 others returned home as war invalids.-VNA