Vice President pays floral tribute to martyrs in Con Dao
Thursday, 2017-07-13 15:13:27
NDO/VNA – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on July 13 paid a floral tribute to martyrs at Hang Duong Cemetery in Con Dao district, the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau, in the lead-up to the 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers Day (July 27).
She offered incense to those who died while incarcerated at Con Dao prison during the war of resistance, including patriot Nguyen An Ninh, the late Party General Secretary Le Hong Phong, heroes of the people’s armed forces Vo Thi Sau and Ho Van Nam.
According to the Con Dao relic management board, Con Dao prison incarcerated more than 20,000 prisoners throughout its 113 years.
Among 1,921 graves of martyrs in Hang Duong Cemetery, more than 700 have had their names and homelands identified.
The Vice President also visited Con Dao Temple dedicated to thousands of martyrs nationwide and prisoners of Con Dao prison.
In the morning of the same day, the sixth joint commemorative ceremony for war heroes and patriots who died in Con Dao prison was held.
In the evening of the previous day, a ceremony to commemorate the death of 51 soldiers who were executed by the French firing squad from October 29, 1947 to November 6, 1953 was also organised.
During her stay, Thinh presented gifts to 89 policy beneficiary families and war heroes as well as presented scholarships from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children to 100 disadvantaged students in the district.