They expressed their gratitude to Vietnamese heroes and soldiers who bravely fought and sacrificed their lives for the cause of national liberation and reunification, for national independence and freedom, and for the happiness of the people.

The memorial ceremony was attended by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and permanent Secretary of the Party Secretariat Vo Van Thuong. They were also joined by former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, former National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and other former leaders of the Party and State.

Earlier, the delegation also laid a wreath at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to pay tribute to the late great President who selected July 27, 1947 as War Invalids and Martyrs Day, and the day has since been observed annually nationwide.

More than 1.2 million martyrs had laid down their lives in various former battlefields to protect the Fatherland and perform noble international obligations.

Some pictures shot at the ceremony