Overseas Vietnamese pay tribute to fallen soldiers - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Nearly 100 Overseas Vietnamese on February 7 paid tribute to fallen soldiers at Ben Duoc memorial temple and visited the Cu Chi tunnel historical site in Ho Chi Minh City , as part of the Homeland Spring programme.
Ben Duoc temple is a cultural historical work dedicated to soldiers and people who laid down their lives in the Saigon-Gia Dinh region during the wartime.
Meanwhile, Cu Chi tunnels have an immense network of branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and entrances to other tunnels, which were used by Vietnamese soldiers during wars against France and the US as living quarters, hospitals, supply routes, food and weapon caches.
The Homeland Spring programme on February 7-8 in Ho Chi Minh City was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the municipal People’s Committee in celebration of the 40 years of the Southern Liberation Day (April 30) and the 70 years of the National Day (September 2).
An art programme will be televised on the night of February 8 at Nha Rong Wharf , during which President Truong Tan Sang will extend New Year wishes to the expatriates.
There are approximately 4.5 million Vietnamese living and working in 103 countries and territories. They form an indispensable part of the nation and play an important role in intensifying cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and the rest of the world.