Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee President Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday led a mission team to hold flower and incense offering rites at the Dong Loc T crossroads monument in the central province of Ha Tinh on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).
|Mr. Nhan lights an incense at the monumnent Dong Loc (Photo:SGGP)|
The team expressed their gratitude to those who sacrificed their lives for the country’s peacefulness and freedom.
After the flower and incense offering rites, Mr Nhan visited 5 families of martyrs Vo Thi Tan, Ha Thi Xanh, Nguyen Thi Nho, Vo Thi Hoi, Vo Thi Ha of 10 vanguard youth team who laid down their lives for the motherland and sent presents to the five families.
Mr. Nhan said at the families of martyrs that the government and the Party always remember martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s peacefulness and freedom with gratitude stressing that the government and the whole country will pay attention to take care of relatives of martyrs and families in serving the cause of the nation’s revolution.
From 1964 to 1972, the National Highway1 A through the central province of Ha TInh was bombed and destroyed totally; accordingly, the transport of items from the North Vietnam to the South must go through the road 15A and the Dong Loc T crossroads played an important role in the road.
As a result, in these years, nearly 50,000 various booms fell down on the crossroad. To maintain the flow of traffic during this time, many people fell down including 10 volunteer girls who died when they are very young.
On the same day, the President of Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee also visited and gave gifts to three other families in the central province of Nghe An’s Vinh Town.