Son La (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen
Xuan Phuc offered incense in tribute to fallen heroes and soldiers at the
historical memorial site for the Tay Tien Regiment 52 in Moc Chau town in the
northern mountainous province of Son La on July 16.
The event was part of the activities to mark the
70th anniversary of the Day of War Invalids and Martyrs (July 27) and the 50th founding
anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations.
The Tay Tien Regiment 52 was set up on February
27, 1947. During the French resistance war (1945-1954), Moc Chau was the
gathering place of the regiment, from where the soldiers spread out to fight
across the northwest and upper Lao fronts, contributing to the victory over the
The Tay Tien historical site was inaugurated on
August 20, 2016, becoming a centre for historical education and a typical
cultural historical work in a master plan for Moc Chau tourism development.
Also on July 16, the PM visited the family of
Nguyen Thanh Lam, a veteran in Moc Chau Farm, who is disabled as a result of
the toxic Agent Orange/Dioxin sprayed by the US during the wartime.
He later visited a processing and packaging
chain at Moc Chau milk factory of the Moc Chau Dairy Cattle Breeding Joint
Stock Company whose predecessor was the Military Farm established on April 8,
1958, by soldiers of Regiment 280 (Division 335) after the liberation of the