Vice President pays floral tribute to martyrs in Con Dao

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on July 13 paid 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 Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh in Con Dao (Source: VNA)

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh in Con Dao (Source: VNA)

She offered incense to those who died at Con Dao prison during the war of resistance, 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 accommodated more than 20,000 prisoners throughout its 113 years.
Among 1,921 graves of martyrs in Hang Duong Cemetery, more than 700 ones have had their names and homeland identified.
The Vice President also visited Con Dao Temple dedicating to thousands of martyrs nationwide and lock-ups at Con Dao prison.
In the morning the same day, the sixth joint commemorative ceremony for the war heroes and patriots who laid down their lives in Con Dao prison was held.
In the evening the previous day, a ceremony to commemorate the death of 51 soldiers who were shot by 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 and handed over scholarships from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children to 100 poor students in the district.

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