Ha Tinh celebrates Dong Loc T-junction victory

A ceremony marking the 46th anniversary of Dong Loc T-junction victory (July 24, 1968) will be held at the Dong Loc T-Junction national historical relic site in Ha Tinh Province on July 23-24.
 
The victory monument at Dong Loc T-Junction (Photo: SGGP)
The event will include a requiem for war martyrs at the legendary Dong Loc T-Junction, an incense offering, a camping, sport games...
 
A special art program will be broadcast live on VTV2 channel on July 27.
 
The event will be co-organized by the People’s Committee of Can Loc District in the central province of Ha Tinh; the provincial Department of Culture. Sport and Tourism; and Nhan Dan ( People) newspaper, and the management board of the Dong Loc T-Junction national historical relic site.
 
The Dong Loc T-Junction, which played a vital role in the transportation of necessities and ammunition, from the north to the south, is well-known for the story of 10 young female volunteers, who laid down their lives to ensure transport on the Ho Chi Minh Trail on July 24, 1968.
 
From 1965-1968, the US army dropped nearly 50,000 bombs and fired tens of thousands of missiles on the T-Junction in the hope of cutting off the transport route to the southern front.
 

By Duong Quang – Translated by Kim Khanh

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