Party, State leaders pay tribute to President Ho, fallen soldiers

Thursday, 2016-09-01 11:47:45
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NDO/VNA – A delegation of the Party Central Committee, the President, the National Assembly, the Government and the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh and fallen soldiers on September 1 on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the August Revolution and the National Day.

The delegation included Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President of the VFF Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, among others.

They laid wreaths at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to express their respect for the nation’s great leader, who led the Party and the Vietnamese people through numerous glorious victories.

Offering flowers at the Monument to Heroes and Fallen Soldiers, the delegation offered a moment of silence in memory of the nation’s outstanding heroes who sacrificed their lives for the independence, freedom, unity and territorial integrity of the nation and for socialism and noble international duties.

The same day, delegations from ministries, the Hanoi municipal administration and the diplomatic corps also paid their respects to President Ho Chi Minh and fallen soldiers on the occasion of the anniversary.

The 1945 August Revolution opened up a new era in Vietnam’s history, when the entire nation, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, founded and led by President Ho Chi Minh, rose up to seize power.

On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, which is now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.