On April 15, hundreds of Vietnamese living and studying in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, and Vietnamese Embassy staffs came to solemnly honor the Founding Fathers of the Vietnamese nation at the Embassy of Vietnam on the Hung Kings Memorial Day (Le Gio To Hung Vuong - the 10th of third lunar month).


Ambassador Le Cong Phung and the guests respectedly offered incense to the Hung Kings Altar, on which part and parcel of Vietnamese soil and water, originated from Hung Kings Temple in Phu Tho province, are housed, to pay tribute to the Kings.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Phung expressed his belief that the Vietnamese around the world and in the US in particular have continued to honor the national root , preserve Vietnamese traditions, cultural identity and promote national solidarity for a more powerful Vietnam. The Ambassador highly appreciated the sentiments and compassion of the fellow Vietnamese toward to motherland and wished them success in their life in the US.