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7/17/2018 10:43:56 AM

Temple inaugurated in commemoration of Dong Loc volunteers

A temple in the central province of Ha Tinh has been dedicated to ten female volunteers who died heroically at the famous Dong Loc T-junction during the war against the U.S.

The temple is dedicated to ten young women who have come to symbolise the indomitable spirit of Vietnam’s volunteer force.

The temple was inaugurated on July 15 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Dong Loc Victory.

It is part of the Dong Loc Memorial Complex and was completed following two years of construction.

The Dong Loc crossroads was a key point on the Ho Chi Minh Trail and a target of heavy U.S. bombings during the 1964-1972 period, with an estimated 48,600 bombs of various types being dropped from March to October 1968.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ha Van Thach, a Ha Tinh official, emphasised that the Dong Loc Temple would be an address to educate later generations on the revolutionary traditions and patriotism.

On July 24, 1968, ten young female volunteers aged between 17 and 24 were killed while on duty at the junction.

The young women have become legends and their sacrifices have come to symbolise the indomitable spirit of Vietnam’s volunteer force during the American war./.

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