The central Ha Tinh provincial People’s Committee on December 21 inaugurated a park and a monument dedicated to those who laid down their lives at the Dong Loc intersection during the American war.

Covering 3,000 sq.m, the complex saw its construction started in August at a cost of 4.4 billion VND (206,800 USD).

During the war, Dong Loc junction was heavily bombarded by US forces as it was one of the most important sites on the North-South supply route where trucks carrying soldiers, food, arms and munitions passed through.

The historic site witnessed the death of thousands of soldiers, volunteers, traffic workers, drivers and civilians.-VNA