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Central province hangs bronze bell to commemorate fallen soldiers

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Officials hung a six-ton bronze bell at the seventh-floor of the Dong Loc bell-tower at the historical Dong Loc T-junction in the central province of Ha Tinh on July 20, marking the 42-year anniversary of the Nga Ba Dong Loc (Dong Loc T-junction) Victory and the martyrdom of ten young female volunteers.

Artisan Nguyen Van Ung casting the 6-ton bell, which was hung in the bell tower of Dong Loc T- Junction Relic in Ha Tinh Province on July 20. (Photo: VNA)

The event also marks the 60th anniversary of Vietnam voluntary force’s traditional day (July 15) held by management board of the Dong Loc T-junction relic site and Lilama 5 Joint Stock Company.

The bell, four meters high and 1.95 meters wide, was cast by the artisan Nguyen Van Ung from Hoa Mai workshop in Ngu Xa village of Hanoi and was funded by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses nationwide.

The Dong Loc T-junction, which played a vital role in the transport of necessities and ammunition from the north and the south, is well-known for the story of 10 young unmarried female volunteers, who sacrificed their lives to ensure transport on the Ho Chi Minh Trail (July 24, 2010).

From 1965-1968, the US army dropped nearly 50,000 bombs and fired tens of thousands of missiles at T-junction, in the hope of cutting off the transport route to the southern front.

Dong Loc has become a historical symbol for the nation’s patriotic traditions.

Source: SGGP

Grand ceremony prays for fallen war combatants

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Grand ceremony prays for fallen war combatants

QĐND – Saturday, July 17, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

A grand ceremony was held in the southern province of Tay Ninh on July 17 to pray for the peace of souls of those fallen in the former battle fields in Vietnam’s southwestern border area and Cambodia.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan affirmed that the Party, the State and the people always keep in mind the sacrifices and devotion the fallen combatants, war invalids and disabled soldiers have made for the nation.

The State and people are obliged to take care of the fallen combatants’ resting places as a way of paying tribute to them, the government leader said.

He emphasised that the Vietnamese and Cambodian government have over recent years paid special attention to repatriating remains of those Vietnamese soldiers fallen in Cambodia and will continue to do this in the coming time.

The ceremony was co-organised by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Central Committee, and the Tay Ninh provincial People’s Committee at the Hill 82 Martyrs’ Cemetery, a resting place of more than 10,000 fallen combatants nationwide.

It was also attended by representatives of government ministries and agencies and the Cambodian provinces of Kampongcham, Svayrieng and Svayveng, overseas Vietnamese students, monks and nuns, and families of the martyrs.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Grand requiem for fallen soldiers held in Dien Bien

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 12:53 am

Grand requiem for fallen soldiers held in Dien Bien

QĐND – Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 21:7 (GMT+7)

A grand requiem for Vietnamese soldiers who devoted their lives for the nation was held on May 12 at the A1 cemetery in the northwestern province of Dien Bien involving Buddhists, Vietnamese veterans, local people and overseas Vietnamese.

Addressing the requiem, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Thanh Son, who is also Head of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, stressed that “to be able to live the current free, peaceful and happy life, no one among us are allowed to forget losses and sacrifices of elders.”

Cao Van San, member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and President of the Vietnamese People’s Association in the Thai province of Sakon Nakhon, on behalf of the participating overseas Vietnamese, affirmed the expatriates’ deep respect paid to martyrs.

The requiem not only helps the participating expatriates clearly understand the country’s glorious history during the resistant war against the French, but also manifests the policy on freedom of religions and belief of the Vietnamese Party and State, said Nguyen Pham Dien from Australia, who are among 30 overseas Vietnamese from nine countries to attend the event.

The ceremony was held by the Foreign Ministry’s State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, and the Dien Bien People’s Committee to coincide with the 56th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory over the French colonialists (May 7).

At the ceremony, the overseas Vietnamese delegation presented more than 240 million VND to the provincial fund for the poor and study promotion fund.

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese took the opportunity to present five insignias and 14 certificates of merit to collectives and individuals in recognition of their contributions to work relating to overseas Vietnamese.

Earlier on May 10-11, the overseas Vietnamese delegation visited several historic relics and presented gifts to the SOS village for disadvantaged children in Dien Bien province.

The 56-day-and-night Dien Bien Phu Campaign in 1954 help put an end to the colonial rule in Vietnam.

There are about 3,970 graves of fallen soldiers at the A1, Doc Lap and Him Lam Cemeteries in Dien Bien province.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

State President pays tribute to fallen soldiers

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm

State President pays tribute to fallen soldiers

QĐND – Sunday, April 18, 2010, 21:20 (GMT+7)

The State and people of Vietnam from generation to generation always show their great gratitude to soldiers who had fallen for the national liberation and unification, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

The State President made the statement at a ceremony to honour 12 units and 29 individuals as heroes of the People’s Armed Forces on April 17 in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of the 35 th anniversary of the Liberation of South Vietnam (April 30).

President Triet said the footprints of heroes can be recognised across the country as each citizen could become a soldier and a hero and that martyrs are the symbols of the revolutionary heroism.

He called on the entire Party and people of Vietnam to continue their efforts further develop the country along the socialist orientation, following the late President Ho Chi Minh’s recommendation on determination to protect the Communist Party of Vietnam, the socialism and national sovereignty, deserving the sacrifices of martyrs.

The awardees of the title are units and individuals who had attained remarkable achievements during the war against the French colonialists, the American imperialists as well as the process of national construction and defence.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND