Memorial monument commemorating heroic martyrs inaugurated

A memorial monument commemorating heroic martyrs who fell on the Truong Son battlefield was inaugurated on July 27 at the border gate crossing between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Memorial monument commemorating heroic martyrs inaugurated

The event aims to mark the 70th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs' Day (July 27).
The project was kicked off in February, 2014 by charity program Nghia Tinh Truong Son' (Sentimental attachment for Truong Son Road) of Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) and the People’s Committee of Kon Tum province.
The construction covering on an area of 3,600 square meters is located in the Lec Village, Ngoc Hoi District’s Bo Y Ward in the central highland province of Kon Tum. It includes a memorial house, a bell house and other facilities.
Five years ago, the charity program’s organizers inaugurated Ben Tat memorial monument in Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province and another at Long Dai pier in Quang Ninh District’s Hien Ninh Ward in Quang Binh Province tribute to heroic martyrs.
Launched from 2009-2013, the charity program, 'Nghia Tinh Truong Son' aimed help war heroes, war invalids, martyrs’ families, youth volunteers and the poor ethnic people that live along the provinces on Truong Son Road. During the resistance war against US invaders, the provinces along Truong Son suffered heavy losses and lost many human lives. The program collected around VND140 billion to build the Ho village historical site, 17 dispensaries and 1,351 houses in 44 cities and provinces throughout the country, besides inaugurating two Truong Son martyr commemorative temples and offering more than 2,000 scholarships.

By MINH PHONG, HUU PHUC – Translated by Kim Khanh

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