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Cu Chi marks 50th Anniversary of the naming of “Iron Land and Bronze Citadel

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The local authorities of Cu Chi District in Ho Chi Minh City on October 22 organized a ceremony celebrating 50 years of receiving the title ““Iron Land and Bronze Citadel”.

HCMC deputy Party Secretary Vo Thi Dung offers flowers to a Vietnamese heroic mother at the ceremony. (Photo: Sggp)

HCMC deputy Party Secretary Vo Thi Dung offers flowers to a Vietnamese heroic mother at the ceremony. (Photo: Sggp)

On September 17, 1967, the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam granted the title ““Iron Land and Bronze Citadel” for Cu Chi District to recognize the great contribution to the final victory and enormous human and material losses in the district during war time.
Some 240,000 tons of bomb dropped in Cu Chi. The area saw more than 45,000 martyrs from cities and provinces throughout the country who laid down their lives for national independence, unification, including 17,000 martyrs of the district.
located about 40 km northwest of HCM City, Cu Chi District is well-known for a defense system of more than 200 km long in the ground. The Cu chi tunnels which were dug with simple tools and bare hands during the French occupation in the 1940s is now one of the must-see destinations in Ho Chi Minh City.
Họp mặt 50 năm Củ Chi được phong tặng danh hiệu “Đất thép thành đồng” ảnh 1

By MANH HOA – Translated by Kim Khanh

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