During the event, delegates and more than 400 Truong Son veterans recalled glorious traditions of soldiers, volunteers, and frontline conscripted laborers who fought bravely to make legendary Truong Son feats-of-arms.

An art performance by Truong Son veterans

Within 16 years from 1959 to 1975, Truong Son soldiers constructed a grand transportation system with five North-South roads and 21 horizontal roads connecting the areas East and West of the Truong Son (Annamite) mountain range, with a total length of nearly 20,000 kilometers of motorway, and about 1,700 kilometers of oil pipeline, etc.

Major General Vo So speaks at the event.

For 16 years, Truong Son soldiers made significant contribution to the resistance war against the U.S. imperialists and the liberation of the South and reunification of the country.

In his speech, Major General Vo So, the association’s President, underscored that although the war was over, Truong Son - Ho Chi Minh Trail is always a great pride and unforgettable memories in every heartbeat and every breath of Truong Son soldiers, volunteers and frontline conscripted laborers.

The Truong Son - Ho Chi Minh Trail Traditional Association receiving flag from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee
Honoring outstanding collectives and individuals

According to Major General Hoang Anh Tuan, Standing Vice President of the association, over the past years, the association has mobilized social resources and called on its members for contribution to voluntary activities. As a result, the association has built nearly 3,000 gratitude houses, presented 3,639 savings books, granted around 700 scholarships, given more than 3,000 blankets and over 102,000 gifts to needy members; and provided free health check-ups for nearly 6,900 members, to name but a few.

Handing over financial support for the construction of seven houses for the association’s needy members

* Also at the event, the association handed over financial support for the building of seven houses for its members with difficult conditions. Meanwhile, the association honored 20 outstanding writers of the writing contest on Truong Son soldiers in the past and at present, including two ones from the People’s Army Newspaper.

Translated by Quynh Oanh