|A young overseas Vietnamese girl offers incense at the Dong Loc T-junction monument in Ha Tinh on July 15.
Some 120 young Vietnamese from 30 countries and territories saw with their own eyes the relics from the anti-US war and listened to stories about the sacrifice of ten young unmarried girls who were volunteers helping with logistics at the T-junction during the war
The youths, aged 16 – 24, has been on a tour across Vietnam to learn about their roots. They are provided with opportunity to visit popular tourist destinations and historical relics, meet with local young people and learn Vietnamese language and traditional customs.
This year’s camp which lasts until July 25 features a big programme of activities across 11 localities from the North to the South.
After Ha Tinh, the young expats will take a trip to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and engage in a charitable event in the central province of Quang Nam. They are scheduled to finish their journey in Buon Ma Thuot, the capital city of Dak Lak in the Central Highlands on July 23.
Yesterday, they visited the central province of Nghe An where they paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh and presented gifts to Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, war invalids and Agent Orange/dioxin victims.
Initiated in 2004, the Vietnam Summer Camp has attracted about 2,000 young people from various countries and territories. Each camp had a specific theme and events designed to bring different experiences and lessons on the Vietnamese culture and history for the participants, who previously had little experience in the country.