Vietnam held a military parade on Wednesday to celebrate the country’s 70th anniversary of the August Revolution.
Around 30,000 people, including military forces and local residents, participated in the parade at the Ba Dinh Square, where late president Ho Chi Minh had announced the historic Independence Declaration on Sept. 2, 1945.
The day marks Ho Chi Minh’s proclamation of the Declaration of Independence from France at Ba Dinh Square in the country’s capital of Hanoi.
Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang said; “Over the past 70 years Vietnam has risen out of the socio-economic crisis and from a state of a poor and backward nation to become a middle-income developing one.”
Hanoi celebrated the day with parades, fireworks, speeches, with a large march in Ba Dinh Square. The national flag of Vietnam was displayed everywhere and large banners of Uncle Ho adorned city walls.