A requiem was held in Khe Sanh township, Huong Hoa district in the central province of Quang Tri on April 11 with the participation of over 5,000 Buddhist monks, nuns, and war veterans nationwide.

As part of the activities to commemorate the Hung Kings and celebrate the National Liberation Day (April 30), the event included an incense offering ceremony, a music show to pay tributes to the deceased, and a prayer peace for the nation.

Over 5,000 people join the requiem. Photo: giacngo.vn

On the occasion, the organisation board presented 100 gifts worth 100 million VND (4,700 USD) to families of war invalids and martyrs who rendered great services to the nation, and medicine for local Agent Orange/dioxin victims.

Khe Sanh is the site of fierce battles during the American war, where many Vietnamese soldiers laid down their lives to protect the country.

More than 2,500 martyrs from across the country are resting in peace in the martyrs’ cemetery in Huong Hoa district.

Source: VNA