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Cultural programme features Dong Loc heroines

Update: July, 15/2014 - 10:11

HA TINH (VNS)  — The Ha Tinh Province's People's Committee in co-operation with is partners will organise a special cultural programme to mark the 46th anniversary of the Dong Loc Junction Victory on July 24, 1968.

The two-day event, Dong Loc- Nga Ba Bat Tu (Immortal Dong Loc Junction), which will begin on July 23, will include celebrations around Ha Tinh and in the National Dong Loc Memorial Relic Area located in the province's Can Loc District.

It will include incense offerings to young volunteers who died at Dong Loc, an important place on the Viet Minh's North to South supply line. Each supply truck had to carry soldiers, food, and munitions where US aircraft heavily bombarded a 50-ha area.

Art performances to highlight the deaths of 12 girls, aged 17 to 20, who helped soldiers and later became legends, will also be included.

The event will be followed by a music gala staged by local traditional art troupes. Hundreds of heroic mothers, veterans and soldiers will be invited by the organisers. The gala will be broadcast live on Viet Nam Television's VTV2. — VNS


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