Great President Ho Chi Minh commemorated

03/09/2017

VGP - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum welcomed nearly 15,000 domestic and foreign visitors on September 2 on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of Viet Nam’s August Revolution Day (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

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The same day, thousands of people across the country flocked to the Kim Lien special national relic site - the hometown of late President Ho Chi Minh, to pay tribute to him.

President Ho Chi Minh was born into a family of patriotic Confucian scholars in Nam Dan District, in the central province of Nghe An, on May 19, 1890. 

The President was a talented leader, a great master of the Vietnamese Revolution, a national hero and a world cultural celebrity, who devoted all his life to the national independence and freedom and happiness of the people while tirelessly striving for peace and progress in the world. 

The President led the nation to success in the struggle for national independence.

On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam, now the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam./.