A project on the upgrade of Dong Loc T- Junction historical site in Ha Tinh Province’s Can Loc District has been approved by the provincial People’s Committee.
The grave area of 10 female martyrs
The construction costing VND3.8 billion (US$164,500) will be invested in the repair of the gate, front porch, and the upgrade of graves of 10 female martyrs.
The project which aims to pay tribute to martyrs who laid down their lives for the fatherland's independence and freedom is expected to complete this year.
The Dong Loc T-junction in the central province of Ha Tinh has gone down in history with the heroic sacrifice of hundreds of war heroes. It played a vital role in transportation of necessary ammunition from north to south during the war. It is famous for the story of 10 female martyrs who sacrificed their lives to ensure transportation of important materials on the Ho Chi Minh Trail on July 24, 1968.
From 1965-1968, the US army dropped nearly 50,000 bombs and fired tens of thousands of missiles on the T-Junction in the hopes of cutting off the transport route to the southern front.
By Duong Quang – Translated by Kim Khanh