PM shows gratitude to former Truong Son veterans

Friday, 2017-08-11 04:55:58
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PM Phuc and former Truong Son veterans (photo: VGP)
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NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his admiration and gratitude to the former Truong Son soldiers for their great sacrifices during the resistance war against the US across the Truong Son - Ho Chi Minh trail.

The PM made the remarks at a meeting with a delegation of the Truong Son - Ho Chi Minh Trail Tradition Association led by Major General Vo So, at the Government Office on August 10.

The Truong Son - Ho Chi Minh Trail Tradition Association, which is a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, was established in 2011 and at present has around 310,000 members.

The association members include former soldiers and volunteers who had participated in the logistical system called Truong Son trail, or Ho Chi Minh trail, which provided manpower and materials for the South of Vietnam in the 16 years from 1959-1975.

Along this historical route, over 23,000 peopled laid down their lives, with more than 30,000 people injured and tens of thousands of people who were contaminated with Agent Orange/dioxin.

The PM affirmed that the Party, State and people always acknowledge and remember the sacrifices and great contributions made by the Truong Son soldiers, which contributed to the national liberation and unification.

PM Phuc also praised the association for making considerable contributions to society in the peacetime, including taking care of the families of martyrs, finding the graves and remains of martyrs and building social houses for former soldiers, among others.

The PM noted that the Government will create favourable conditions for the association to find and relocate the graves of martyrs.