Young people of Dien Bien province light candles at martyrs' graves at the ceremony on May 6 (Photo: VNA)
Dien Bien (VNA)
Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Committee of the northwestern province of
Dien Bien held a ceremony on May 6 to commemorate heroes and martyrs in
celebration of the 67th anniversary of the victory of the Dien Bien
The victory on May 7, 1954 made
the decisive contribution to the end of the nine-year resistance war against
French colonialists in Vietnam, as well as of France’s colonial rule in Indochina.
It was one of the brilliant milestones in the history of Vietnam.
At the ceremony held at Martyrs’
Cemetery A1 in Dien Bien Phu city, more than 100 representatives of over
160,000 young people across Dien Bien, along with provincial officials, laid
wreaths at the monument, lit candles, and offered incense to the martyrs.
Officials and young people of Dien Bien lay a wreath at the cemetery (Photo: VNA)
The activity reflected the
country’s tradition of expressing gratitude to the heroes, martyrs, and those
who devoted their lives for the sake of national independence and freedom.
Martyrs’ Cemetery A1, built
in 1958, accommodates 645 graves of martyrs, but most of them remain