War martyrs commemorated abroad

A delegation from the Embassy and other representative offices of Vietnam in Laos laid a wreath at the monument to Laos-Vietnam fallen soldiers in Ban Con village, Phonhong district, Vientiane, on July 26.

This is an annual activity to mark Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27). 

Addressing the event, Chairman of the Laos War Veterans Association Major General Somphone Keominsay expressed his gratitude for Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and Lao martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s independence and freedom. 

The Ban Con monument is erected at the site of a collective tomb of 26 soldiers from the Laos-Vietnam allied troops who lost their lives during the war against French colonialists in 1946.