The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, lasted for almost twenty years. It officially began on November 1, 1955 and ended with the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Both North and South Vietnam suffered considerable casualties and losses. Deaths in the war are estimated at between 860,000 and 1.9 million people (including both military and civilian deaths in North and South Vietnam).
Remembrance Day was established to commemorate the people who were killed or wounded in the Vietnam War or other engagements that involved Vietnamese military. They include the Anti-Japanese campaign of WWII, the First Indochina War, the Cambodian-Vietnamese War, border conflicts with China and Thailand, insurgency in Laos, clashes with the Khmer insurgent groups etc.
Remembrance Day is marked with solemn wreath-laying ceremonies at military cemeteries and war memorials throughout the country. Vietnam War veterans and invalids are paid homage on the occasion.Remind me with Google Calendar
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