War veterans and ex-youth volunteers recalled their memories of fighting in Dien Bien Phu battle at a get-together in Hanoi on May 4, an activity marking the 60th anniversary of Vietnam’s victory over the French colonial rule on May 7.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan underscored the significance and great historical value of Dien Bien Phu victory, adding that the national unity and strength of the Vietnam People’s Army is critical to each triumph achieved by its forces.
He expressed his gratitude and respect for President Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap – commander in chief of the campaign, as well as thousands of soldiers, youth volunteers and civilians for their heroic services and sacrifices that made the victory possible.

On the occasion, the VFF presented gifts to attendees and its former officials.

The same day, a music show was held in Hanoi to celebrate the anniversary.-VNA