A stele commemorating 87 civilians who were killed by the US troops during war was inaugurated in Phong Dien district, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue , on December 16.

The black granite stele was built on a 204sq.m site at a cost of 300 million VND ( 14,150 USD).

At the ceremony, local authorities and families of the victims offered incense in remembrance of heroic martyrs and local people who laid down their lives for the cause of national liberation and reunification.

The ill-fated victims were savagely killed during an uprising against the US invaders in 1968.-VNA