Stone statues commemorate ten heroic female martyrs

The statues of ten young female volunteers - martyrs were inaugurated yesterday at the Dong Loc T-junction relic site in Can Loc district, Ha Tinh province.

The statues are located opposite the Dong Loc bell tower and Dong Loc Temple o­n a precinct of 1,156 hectares.

The VND 14 billion (US$719,000) for the statues was raised from benefactors at home and abroad.

The ten statues have been sculptured by artisans from Ninh Binh province since August 2008.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan highlighted the great contributions of the ten young volunteers as well as all of the voluntary youth force in the Resistance War for national salvation. The construction of the ten statues expressed the gratitude of the Vietnamese people towards the ten heroic volunteers who laid down their lives at Dong Loc T-junction to ensure transport could get through the junction during the war.

source: Nhan dan