The temple was inaugurated on the 72nd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day on July 27. It is dedicated to 40 martyrs from Special Force Battalion 409, Military Zone 5, who laid down their lives on May 11, 1969, when attacking the headquarters of the US army’s Brigade 196.
Earlier, the government leader also paid tribute to 309 heroic martyrs in Phuong Nghe village, Que Phu commune, Que Son district.
The village is home to the second-largest contingent of martyrs nationwide during the anti-US war, and 68 Vietnamese heroic mothers. It has been awarded the title of hero of the People’s Armed Forces six times.
Quang Nam counts over 65,000 martyrs and about 15,000 Vietnamese heroic mothers, nearly 900 of them still alive.
*On July 27, some leaders of Quang Nam also offered incense to war heroes at Hiep Duc and Que Son temple.
Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Le Van Dung visited the heroic Vietnam Mother Pham Thi Ngoc (Que Binh commune), Mrs. Bui Thi Trac (Tan An town, a relative of martyrs) and Mr. Nguyen Van Mai (Que Tho commune, a relative of martyrs).
On behalf of provincial leaders, he expressed his gratitude for the great dedication and sacrifice of the heroic Vietnamese mothers, war invalids and relatives of martyrs for the revolutionary.