The authorities of northern mountainous Dien Bien province on May 20 held a memorial service for 14 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who laid down their lives in Laos and another martyr who died at the Dien Bien Phu battlefield.

This was the first gathering and burial of martyrs’ remains conducted by the province this year.

After the local leaders and people offered incense to the fallen soldiers, the remains were buried at the Doc Lap Martyr’s Cemetery, which is the largest in Dien Bien province.

The cemetery is now the resting place of more than 2500 soldiers fallen during the resistance wars against the French colonialists and US imperialists as well as for international missions in Laos.-VNA