Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers incense in tribute to fallen heroes and
soldiers at the historical memorial site for the Tay Tien Regiment 52. Photo: VNA.
The event was part of the activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Day of War Invalids and Martyrs (July 27) and the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations. The Tay Tien Regiment 52 was set up on February 27, 1947. During the French resistance war (1945-1954), Moc Chau was the gathering place of the regiment, from where the soldiers spread out to fight across the northwest and upper Lao fronts, contributing to the victory over the French.
The Tay Tien historical site was inaugurated on August 20, 2016, becoming a centre for historical education and a typical cultural historical work in a master plan for Moc Chau tourism development. Also on July 16, the PM visited the family of Nguyen Thanh Lam, a veteran in Moc Chau Farm, who is disabled as a result of the toxic Agent Orange/Dioxin sprayed by the US during the wartime.
He later visited a processing and packaging chain at Moc Chau milk factory of the Moc Chau Dairy Cattle Breeding Joint Stock Company whose predecessor was the Military Farm established on April 8, 1958, by soldiers of Regiment 280 (Division 335) after the liberation of the northwest.