Nghe An to host ceremony commemorating historic Truong Bon victory

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A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Truong Bon victory (1968-2018) will be held at Truong Bon Historical Site in Nghe An province on November 1.

At the press conference

At the press conference

According to the organizers, the provincial People’s Committee and the Nhan Dan (People)’s Newspaper, the event aims to give a deep knowledge of the glorious history and honor the service, sacrifices and dedication of war veterans who served during war.
The event featured songs and dances in commemoration of heroes and martyrs who sacrificed for national salvation and unification, performed by artists from the Vietnam Contemporary Arts Theatre and Nghe An province’s folk singing and dancing art troupe.
At the event, the Nhan Dan Newspaper will hand over 25 savings books worth VND20 million of each to 13 martyrs’ families, war veterans and Youth Volunteer’s families; and present gifts to the managemenat board of the Truong Bon Historical Site and the Study Promotion Funds of Nghe An province.
Nearly 3,000 bombs were dropped on the Truong Bon historical site located in My Son Ward, Do Luong District, between June and October, 1968, during the American War (1954-1975). It was highly dangerous then to use roads throughout Truong Bon to send soldiers from the North to the South for reinforcement.
A group of 14 members of the Volunteer Youth Force was established to fill bomb craters alongside the roads and guide trucks across the danger zone. In early morning on October 31, 1968, 13 youth volunteers were killed in a bomb attack when they were filling bomb craters.

By Bich Quyen – Translated by Kim Khanh

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