The Central province of Quang Binh held a solemn memorial service on May 14 for the remains of 26 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who lost their lives during wartime in Laos.

Representatives from Laos’ Khammuone province, the Government’s Special Task Board, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the High Command Zone 4 as well as local authorities and residents attended the ceremony.

After the memorial service, the sets of remains, which were collected in Laos during the 2014-2015 dry season, were reburied at the Ba Doc martyrs’ cemetery in Bo Trach district.

Millions of Vietnamese soldiers laid down their lives for national liberation during the two resistance wars against French and US forces as well as in international missions in Laos and Cambodia.

Thousands of fallen soldiers are still unaccounted for across Vietnam and the two neighbouring countries.
The search for, gathering, repatriation and re-interment of the martyrs is conducted annually, receiving due attention from the Party and the State.-VNA