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Temple commemorating martyrs inaugurated in Dong Loc Intersection

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A temple commemorating martyrs who laid down their lives for the fatherland's independence and freedom was inaugurated at Dong Loc T-junction national historical site in Can Loc district, central Ha Tinh province on July 15.

Temple commemorating martyrs is inaugurated in Dong Loc Intersection. (Photo: Sggp)

Temple commemorating martyrs is inaugurated in Dong Loc Intersection. (Photo: Sggp)

The construction on an area of 370 sq. meter on Mac mountain was started in 2015. The temple was invested with a total capital of VND43.7 billion (US$1.9 million) by the Management Board of the Dong Loc T- Junction National Historical Monument and One member limited liability company of Vietnamese cultural architecture restoration.
The temple also aimed to express deep gratitude to 10 unmarried girls who sacrificed their lives to ensure transportation of important materials on the Ho Chi Minh Trail on July 24, 1968 at the Dong Loc Intersection. 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.
Khánh thành đền thờ Ngã ba Đồng Lộc ảnh 1
                            Provincial leaders offer incenses in the temple.
Khánh thành đền thờ Ngã ba Đồng Lộc ảnh 2
                                        At the ribbon-cutting ceremony
Khánh thành đền thờ Ngã ba Đồng Lộc ảnh 3

                                          The temple located on Mac mountain.

 

By DUONG QUANG - Translated by Kim Khanh

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