A ceremony was held on July 12 to inaugurate the upgrade work at the Road 9 National Martyrs Cemetery in Dong Ha city, the central province of Quang Tri.

The Road 9 National Martyrs Cemetery is the resting place of over 10,000 soldiers who laid down their lives during fierce battles in the war against American invaders.

The upgrade of the cemetery began since July 2011 in two phases a total cost of 81.6 billion VND (3.9 million USD).

Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Education and Popularisation Dinh The Huynh, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh were present at the inauguration ceremony.

The leaders offered incense and paid floral tributes to the fallen soldiers who scarified themselves for national liberation.

They also visited the Truong Son National Cemetery and Quang Tri imperial citadel to commemorate the deceased on the occasion of the 67th Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947).-VNA