Country celebrates War Invalids, Martyrs Day

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha organized a requiem for war martyrs at the legendary Dong Loc T-Junction, a national historical relic site in the central province of Ha Tinh on July 23.

The victory monument at Dong Loc T-Junction(Photo: SGGP)

The ceremony was to mark the 66th anniversary of ‘War Invalids and Martyrs Day’ on July 27 and the 45th death anniversary of ten unmarried girls at the Dong Loc Intersection.

On the same day, an evening arts program was held at the square under the victory monument at Dong Loc T-Junction by the provincial People’s Committee.

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 unmarried 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.

The Ministry of Defense supported VND12 billion to improve and upgrade a martyr's cemetery in Huong Hoa District in Quang Tri Province.

The Command of Military Zone 7 offered a certificate to War Invalids of 4/4 grade and gifts to wounded solder To Dinh Cam in Da Teh District in the central highland province of Lam Dong on July 23.

Headquarters of the Border Force of Kon Tum Province has completed documents recognizing the martyrdom of Major A Tay and sub lieutenant A Lam.

Ms. Vo Thi Dung, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City visited and offered gifts to 67 Vietnamese heroic mothers in Thi Nghe Rest Home in District 1 and seriously wounded soldiers in District 11.

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City will visit and hand over presents to 116 Vietnamese heroic mothers and 48 wounded soldiers to mark War Invalids and Martyrs Day.

By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh

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