(VOV) - A flag-raising ceremony was held at historic Hien Luong Bridge across the Ben Hai River on April 30 to mark the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Quang Tri province and the 37th anniversary of the Liberation of South Vietnam.
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The national flag is a symbol of the nation's confidence, iron will, and strength, proclaiming “Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom."
The people rallied around the flag during the protracted resistance war against the US and overcome tremendous odds and extreme hardships to gain independence for Vietnam.
Tens of thousands of people from all parts of the country sacrificed their lives in their desire for peace, national independence and reunification and to see the national flag flying on Hien Luong Bridge and both banks of the Ben Hai River.
In his speech at the ceremony, Chairman of the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee, Nguyen Duc Cuong, recalled the tradition of heroism during the 20 years of resistance against the US for national salvation.
On the occasion, the Party Committee and people of Quang Tri were awarded two mementos of the Khue Van Cac pavilion, which symbolizes Hanoi, and Nha Rong Wharf in HCM City.