“The Ride of the Brothers” (ROtB), a US non-governmental organisation, has handed over dossiers on five sites believed to house mass graves of Vietnamese soldiers who died during the Vietnam war to the Vietnam Ministry of National Defence.
Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith met delegations of the Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association (VLFA) and the Liaison Board for the Association of the Former Vietnamese Volunteer Soldiers and Experts in Laos, in Hanoi on April 26.
The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a requiem for martyrs who laid down their lives for national liberation and defence in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on April 18.
The northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 13 held a burial service for the remains of 27 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who lost their lives in Laos.
A music and dance performance encouraging naval soldiers who live far from home took place in Hanoi on April 9.
Troops from the US and the Philippines have begun an annual military exercise called Balikatan (Shoulder to Shoulder) after a ceremony held in Manila on April 4.
The remains of 29 Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives during the US war were reburied in Khanh Binh commune, An Phu district, in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, between March 22-30.
VOV.VN - The Military Zone 9 has repatriated the remains of 6,489 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts killed during wartime in Cambodia. However, the remains of 1,000 of them are still in the country.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee launched the “2016 Olympic Day Run for public health” on Ly Son island district on March 20, reported Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper.
A requiem for Vietnamese soldiers, who died during a battle to defend Gac Ma Island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago in March 1988, was held at Khuong Viet Pagoda in France on March 13.
A book, written by one of only a dozen survivors of the 1968 My Lai massacre, was published on the 48th anniversary of the infamous incident.
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.