|Singers Dang Duong and Viet Hoan (first and second from left) will perform at Sacred and Heroic Motherland show in central province of Quang Tri on Saturday. — Photo vietbao.vn
HA NOI — An art show entitled Hung Thieng Dat Me (Sacred and Heroic Motherland) will be held in Giai Phong Square in the central Quang Tri Province on Saturday.
The show will feature moving stories about one of the fiercest battles in the war with the United States to defend Quang Tri Citadel, including ones that have never been told before.
A scene showing young soldiers crossing the River Thach Han to approach Quang Tri Citadel will open the show, which will begin at 8:10pm.
The show will be followed by the screening of clips showing the martial spirit of the local people during the war, to defend the Quang Tri Citadel and the during the province's construction and development process.
The show is expected to be attended by witnesses to history, such as war veteran Nguyen Van Hoi and photographer Doan Cong Tinh.
Hoi was among the last soldiers to leave Quang Tri Citadel in 1972. Tinh will tell the stories behind his photo entitled Xung Phong (Pioneer).
At the show, war souvenirs will be given to people who are verified to be the relatives of martyrs.
"New details and stories about the battle in Quang Tri Citadel will be revealed at the show. They will surprise the audience," Nguyen Kim Anh, deputy-governor of State Bank, said. "We hope the show will help younger generations to appreciate the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country's independence."
The Sacred and Heroic Motherland show will be jointly organised by the State Bank, the Central Committee for Publicity and Education, Lien Viet Post Bank and the Quang Tri People's Committee to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day on July 27.
The show will be performed by A-list artists such as People's Artist Lan Huong and singer My Linh, and artists from the Viet Nam Central Dance, Singing and Music Theatre and the Quang Tri Singing and Dance Troupe.
There will be performances that praise the country, its history and traditional culture, as well as songs that are recognised as the canon of revolutionary music.
The show will be broadcast live on Viet Nam Television's Channel 1 from 8:10 pm on Saturday. — VNS