80 OVs offer incense at Ben Duoc temple

(VOV) -A group of 80 Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) on February 7 offered incense to commemorate fallen soldiers at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple in Cu Chi tunnels as part of the 'Xuan Que Huong' (Homeland Spring) 2015 programme.

The Ben Duoc Memorial Temple is a cultural history project which was built to memorialise the significant contributions of the soldiers and people who were killed in the Saigon-Gia Định region during the struggles against the French colonialists and American imperialists.

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Pham Thi Anh Thu, an OVs living in France said that this was the first time she has visited Chu Chi tunnels and felt very moved upon seeing the names of the fallen soldiers on the wall.

“We were very grateful to the Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed for the nation’s independence and freedom”, she added.

‘Xuan Que Huong’, co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee, is an annual programme to welcome overseas Vietnamese living in different countries back to the homeland on the occasion of the traditional Tet holiday.