Nguyen Thi Tuyen, vice secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, attends a send-off ceremony in Bac Tu Liem district.
Youths in Hoan Kiem district say goodbye to their families and friends as they depart for military service.
All young people joining the army this year must meet health and education level requirements. Military service is compulsory for Vietnamese men from 18 to 25 years of age and is extended to 27 for those applying for a delay to pursue higher education degrees.
Nguyen Do Hai Phong of Hoan Kiem district, who represents young volunteers joining the army, promises to train himself and successfully fulfil all assigned tasks for the nation.
A mother bursts into tears as her son joins the army for the first time.
Many families are both happy and proud when their sons are recruited for military service, following in the footsteps of older generations who served in the army.
Do Dac Thang of Hoan Kiem district shows pride as it is the second time he has bid farewell to one of his sons joining the army.
Thousands of young people across Vietnam are excited and proud to join the army and hope to contribute to protecting the fatherland on this occasion.