Viet Nam honors its war heroes
Tuesday, 18/07/2017, 09:50 [GMT+7]

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc paid homage yesterday to the heroic soldiers who laid down their lives for the nation’s independence and freedom in the northern mountain province of Sơn La.

PM Phúc offered flowers and incense at the historic memorial site for the Tay Tien Regiment 52 on Na Bo Hill in the province’s Moc Chau township.
PM Phuc offered flowers and incense at the historic memorial site for the Tay Tien Regiment 52 on Na Bo Hill in the province’s Moc Chau township.

The event launched nationwide commemoration activities marking the 70th anniversary of the Day of Invalids and War Martyrs, which falls on July 27.

PM Phuc offered flowers and incense at the historic memorial site for the Tay Tien Regiment 52 on Na Bo Hill in the province’s Mộc Châu township.

During the war against the French (1945-1954), Moc Chau was the gathering place of the Tay Tien Regiment, from where the soldiers spread out to fight across the northwest and upper Lao fronts, contributing to the victory over the French.

The Tây Tien historical site inaugurated on August 20 last year has become a centre for historical education and part of a master plan for Moc Chau tourism development.

PM Phuc said the soldiers of the Tây Tien Regiment will be remembered forever in the annals of the People’s Army of Viet Nam.

Their courage was a source of encouragement and an example for today’s young and future generations, said the PM.

 Also yesterday, PM Phuc visited the family of Nguyen Thanh Lam, a veteran in Moc Chau Farm, who is disabled as a result of the toxic “agent orange” sprayed by the Americans during the war.

(Source: vietnamnews.vn)

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