A photo exhibition named “Dong Loc, Mother and Hometown”, was opened in the central province of Ha Tinh on July 22.
The photos highlighted three topics: "Dong Loc, crossroad of the nation”, “Portraits of heroic Vietnamese mothers” and “Ha Tinh”. The show attracted the participation of Transport Minister, Dinh La Thang, along with a number of representatives from the agencies and departments of Ha Tinh Province.
The event attracted nearly 100 pictures from photographers, such as Colonel Tran Hong and Minh Chien. The exhibition was part of the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the War-Invalids and Martyr Day (July 27th) and the 44th death anniversary of ten unmarried girls at the Dong Loc Intersection.
Dong Loc T-Junction (Ngã Ba Đồng Lộc) was a strategic road at the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which was extensively bombed by American forces during the Vietnam War.
The T-junction is now mainly remembered for the memorial to ten young unmarried girls, aged 17–22, who were volunteers helping with logistics at the intersection. At noon on 24 July 1968, the 15th day of bombing, a shell fell close to the mouth of the tunnel where the girls were hiding, killing them all.
The story of the ten girls has been made into a film.
Some photos of the exhibition:
Colonel Tran Hong presenting his photos