Art performance in Quang Tri marks National Reunification Day hinh anh 1At a flag hoisting cerenomy ahead of the event (Photo: VNA)
Quang Tri (VNA) –An art performance was held in the central province of Quang Tri’s Hien Luong-Ben Hai special national historical relic site to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification (April 30, 1975-2017) and the 45th anniversary of the liberation of Quang Tri (May 1, 1972-2017).

The event was jointly held by the provincial Party Committee and People’s Committee, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Nhan dan (People) Newspaper.

Themed “Quang Tri – the Memory of a River,” the 100-minute performance re-enacted the 81 day-and-night struggle of the Quang Tri people against the US enemy who threw about 328,000 tonnes of bombs to the area, killing a huge number of Vietnamese soldiers.

It told the story of the Ben Hai and Thach Han Rivers with the pain of north-south separation, the great happiness of reunification, and the sacrifices of soldiers and locals during the struggle.

Quang Tri liberation campaign and heroic struggle to defend Quang Tri ancient citadel, together with the victories on other battlefields, paved the way for the 1975 General Offensive and Uprising that liberated the south and reunited the entire country.

Participants also had a chance to talk with historical witnesses, including Nguyen Xuan Ly, head of the civil defence group of Vinh Giang commune in Vinh Linh district, the unit specialising in rowing soldiers, food and weapons to the south battlefields and Con Co island.

At the event, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi presented 800 million VND (35,176 USD) to the Quang Tri fund for supporting contributors to the revolution in orderto build 10 charity houses for the needy in the province.-VNA