Nearly 200 veteran volunteer soldiers and military specialists from the central city of Da Nang who fought in Laos have gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their Traditional Day (Oct. 30).
The get-together, on Oct 28, organised by Da Nang City’s Liaison Committee for former volunteer soldiers and military specialists in Lower Laos and Northeast Cambodia, also saw representatives from the Lao Consulate and Lao students in the city taking part.
At the event, they recalled memories of the day they joined Lao soldiers to fight against French colonialists and American imperialists.
They agreed to help their Lao friends who are working and studying in the Da Nang City further and to strengthen the friendship between the two armies and nations.
During the two wars of resistance against the French and the Americans, 20,000 Vietnamese soldiers were killed in Laos and 60,000 others were injured.
The number of former volunteer soldiers and specialists now living in Vietnam amounts to 120,000./.