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Provincial leaders offer incense in remembrance at the Phu Loi Prison Relic Site
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01/05/2022

​PORTAL - On the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification (April 30, 1975 - April 30, 2022), International Workers' Day May 01 and 132nd anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh's birthday (May 19, 1890 - May 19, 2022), on the morning of April 30, the delegation of the Provincial Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, and the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front held an incense offering ceremony to commemorate revolutionary soldiers and patriotic compatriots who fell for the national independence and freedom at Phu Loi Prison Historic Site.

Attending were Mr. Nguyen Van Loi - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial Delegation of National Assembly Deputies; Mr. Nguyen Van Loc - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee,  Head of Commission for Mass Mobilization of Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front; Mr. Nguyen Loc Ha - Member of the Provincial Standing Party Committee, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee and leaders of departments, committees, branches and Thu Dau Mot city.

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Secretary Nguyen Van Loi offers incense at the Phu Loi Prison Historic Site

In the dignified, respectful and infinitely grateful atmosphere, the delegates offered flowers and incense to commemorate the merits of loyal revolutionary soldiers and compatriots who died for the Fatherland, for national independence and reunification.

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Provincial leaders offer incense to commemorate revolutionary soldiers and patriots who died for the national independence and freedom at Phu Loi Prison Historic Site

Phu Loi Prison is one of the 6 largest prisons in South Vietnam (Con Dao, Phu Quoc, Thu Duc, Chi Hoa, Tam Hiep and Phu Loi) built by the US puppet to serve the nation's policy of denouncing the communists and destroying the communists in order to pacify South Vietnam. Existing for a period of 7 years from mid-1957 to April 10, 1964, Phu Loi Prison really became a living hell for imprisoned patriots and revolutionary soldiers.

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Cell C, Phu Loi Prison Historic Site, is one of the 9 large cells of Phu Loi Prison

Phu Loi Prison first held more than 100 prisoners, at the end of 1957 increased to 3,000 prisoners, and by the end of 1958, the number of prisoners reached nearly 6,000 people. The prisoners were revolutionary soldiers from all over the country, who unfortunately fell into the hands of the enemy and were gathered here.

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Provincial leaders visit cell C, Phu Loi Prison Historic Site

Phu Loi Prison carried out tricks of both terror and demagogy with all kinds of torture, cruel torture, even massacre with poison that took place in late November and early December 1958, etc. However, it still did not extinguish the revolutionary fire in the hearts of the Communists. The imprisoned revolutionary soldiers and patriots still retained their steadfastness and unyielding will to fight the enemy.

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Provincial leaders visit the gallery at the Relic Site

Visiting the Phu Loi Prison Historic Site, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi expressed his deep gratitude for the merits of the predecessors who had steadfastly and indomitably fought for the Fatherland's independence and freedom.

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Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi expresses his deep gratitude for the merits of the predecessors

The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee highly appreciated the protection and restoration of the relic site and introduced it to domestic and foreign delegations to visit and learn about the traditional history of the struggle of our army and people at Phu Loi prison. The Secretary emphasized that this is a relic, a traditional educational attraction for today and future generations, the province will spend appropriate investment resources for cultural works so that cultural relics are alive and valuable over time.

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Inauguration of the Statue Garden project at Phu Loi Prison Historic Site

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Provincial leaders visit the Statue Garden at Phu Loi Prison Historic Site

On this occasion, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism inaugurated the Statue Garden project at the Phu Loi Prison Historic Site. The work includes 30 works of artistic value, expressing the desire for peace and building a prosperous life of the Vietnamese people in general and the people of Binh Duong in particular.

After offering incense at the Phu Loi Prison Historic Site, the delegation visited, presented gifts and encouraged families under preferential treatment policy who had meritorious services to the revolution. The delegation visited the family of Mrs. Ha Thi Sanh, 97 years old (Phu Cuong ward, Thu Dau Mot city) who was a revolutionary soldier captured and imprisoned by the enemy and the family of Mrs. Phan Thi Ut, 92 years old (An Phu commune, Ben Cat town) who is the wife of a former political prisoner in Con Dao.

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The delegation visits the family of Mrs. Ha Thi Sanh - a revolutionary soldier who was captured and imprisoned by the enemy

At the places to visit, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi and members of the delegation graciously asked about, presented gifts, sent health wishes and acknowledged the great contributions and sacrifices of policy households, who had merit in the two wars of resistance against the French and against the US and in the cause of national construction and defense.

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The delegation visits the family of Mrs. Phan Thi Ut, 92 years old (An Phu commune, Ben Cat town) who is the wife of a former political prisoner in Con Dao

The Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee emphasized that the Party, State and people will forever remember the merits of heroes, wounded soldiers and martyrs, who have spared no blood and bones, ready to sacrifice themselves, and dedicate their youth to the nation's independence forever. He suggested that departments, branches and localities continue to have many practical gratitude activities with families under preferential treatment policy and people with meritorious services; at the same time, he wanted families to always promote the revolutionary tradition and set a good example for the next generations to study and follow.

​​​Reported by Yen Nhi- Translated by Thanh Tam

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