Vietnamese soldiers stationed on Sinh Ton Island, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, rescued a Philippine fisherman while he was drifting off the island on Monday, the first day of Tet (Lunar New Year).
The Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients in the south-western region allocated VND19 billion (US$864,000) to help impoverished locals to have a warm traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
President Truong Tan Sang has sent greetings and VND100 million worth of gifts to soldiers of the Navy Zone 4 High Command and residents in Truong Sa island district to wish them a happy Lunar New Year.
A ceremony was held at a martyrs’ cemetery in southern province of Binh Phuoc on February 3 to rebury 70 sets of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who died during wars in Cambodia’s Kratie and Kampongthom provinces.
The Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam (SBV) in Poland held a requiem for soldiers who laid down their lives to defend the country’s national sovereignty in the East Sea on January 24.
A ceremony at Hang Duong cemetery – a Special National Monument in the southern province of Ba Ria–Vung Tau on January 25 commemorated soldiers who had laid down their lives in battle.
A foundation stone-laying ceremony for a memorial monument of Hoang Sa soldiers took place in the island district of Ly Son, central Quang Ngai province, on January 17.
A number of activities have been taking place across the country to bring a warm traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) to local people.
Nearly five tonnes of pre-Tet gifts were sent by two vessels of the Navy Zone 2 High Command to on-duty officers and soldiers at the marine defence platform DK1 off the southern coast of Vietnam on January 15.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) will submit a plan to present Lunar New Year gifts to people who made contributions to the national revolution to President Truong Tan Sang for his approval.
The best four designs for a memorial site dedicated to soldiers who laid down their lives to protect Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago are being displayed in Ho Chi Minh City for public feedback.
A genetic testing centre made debut in Hanoi on December 11 with the task of serving the identification of martyr remains.
The Vietnam Dancers Association will organise a dance show called Hoa Muon Sac (Multi-coloured Flowers) based on contemporary themes and choreographed by the association's members.
Some 30 art performances will be held across Hanoi to herald 61 years of the capital’s Liberation Day (October 10, 1954).
Indonesian rescuers on October 6 found the bodies of ten passengers and crew from Aviastar’s Twin Otter plane that went missing in the country last week, said National Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry Bambang Sulistyo.
The Vietnamese Government is keen to share information and build a coordination mechanism with the Republic of Korea in the search for soldiers missing in action during wartime.
The working age cap for Vietnamese soldiers is expected to be raised by a maximum of six years, according to the draft Law on Professional Soldiers and Military Personnel.
(VOV) - Luu Van Tuyen, a resident in Hoi An City, Quang Nam province owns a collection of Vietnamese paper money through different historic periods.
(VOV) - Quang Tri province attracts visitors not only because of its beautiful landscape and delicious food but also its historical relic sites.
Haunted by burying 42 Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed in a battle, Brian John Cleaver has returned to Vietnam to find the mass grave.