American peace activists received the insignia. (Photo: VNA)

The awarded are Mr. Frank Joyce, Ms. Mary Anne Barnett, Mr. Alex Hing, Ms. Judy Gumbo, Ms. Karin Aguilar-San Juan and Mr. Douglas Hostetter.

The presentation of the noble insignia was to recognize and honor the US activists’ valuable contributions to consolidating and promoting the friendship and cooperation between the peoples of the two countries.

In his speech, Nguyen Tam Chien, VUFO’s Vice President and President of the Vietnam-US Association, said that the Vietnamese people always remember and are grateful to American friends, who stood side by side with them in the struggle for the end of the war and for peace in Vietnam.

On behalf of the recipients, Mr. Frank Joyce expressed his honor to receive the VUFO’s noblest reward and confirmed that he will make more contributions to developing the two peoples’ friendship and cooperation.

The same day in Hanoi, the Vietnam-US Association under the VUFO and the World Publishing House introduced a book entitled “The people make the peace” with US activists Karin Aguilar-San Juan and Frank Joyce as chief editors.

This 300-page book is about the anti-Vietnam War movement. The book features a number of interesting stories told by the nine US activists, who came to Vietnam during the war to establish a relationship between the peoples of the two countries.

Regarding the book, Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, said that this is a collection of very touching, emotive and informative autobiographies of distinguished anti-Vietnam War activists.

According to the professor, editors succeed in making clear the fact that is the US was really wrong to wage a war in Vietnam, a proud nation, where its people always use their love in response to US violence.

Translated by Mai Huong