State funeral to be held for General Giap

A State funeral will be held for General Vo Nguyen Giap, who passed away on October 4, according to an announcement of the Funeral Committee.

The General’s coffin will lie in state at the National Morgue at No. 5, Tran Thanh Tong Street , Hanoi .

Mourners will pay respect to General Giap at the morgue as from 7:30 hr on October 12, and a memorial service will be held at the site as from 7:00 hr on October 13.

He will be buried the same day in his home province of Quang Binh , in line with the wish of the General and his family.

The memorial and burial services will be broadcast live by Vietnam Television and Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

Respect-paying and memorial services will also be held at the office of the Quang Binh provincial People’s Committee and the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City at the same time with the ceremonies in Hanoi.

During the two-day funeral, from 12:00hr on October 11 to 12:00hr on October 13, all State offices and public facilities will fly the national flag at half-mast and all entertainment activities will be stopped. 

Source: Vietnamplus

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