Amidst the joyful atmosphere in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory (1954-2014), an exhibition “Dien Bien Memories” jointly organized by the Vietnamese Women’s Museum (VWM) and Vietnam Museum of Military History was opened on the morning of May 6, 2014, at VWM.
Earlier, the Exhibition “Dien Bien Memories” was successfully organized at the National Conference Centre in Hanoi together with the Gala Night “Epic of Dien Bien” and at Dien Bien Phu Historical Victory Museum in Dien Bien City on April 28.
Present at the opening ceremony were representatives from the Vietnam Women’s Union, other museums, ministries, and Government agencies, collaborators, and media reporters. The VWM was also very honored to welcome historical witnesses, who were young girl fighters that took part in the Dien Bien Phu Campaign and are now over the eighties. In her speech at the ceremony, Ms. Pham Thi Tin, a former nurse of the Medical Treatment Team 3 serving the Dien Bien Phu Campaign said: “We are really moved being present at this event today to tell you about our thoughts, feelings, and stories of the past. They are the memories of the first days when we just joined the army, of the hardship and difficulties we experienced in the fierce battlefields and also of the love and comradeship we shared with each other. Sixty years have passed, yet everything is still fresh in our minds. In particular, I would like to thank the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee and the VWM for collecting, preserving and organizing the exhibition “Dien Bien Memories” to introduce it to people in the Capital City and to educate the tradition of heroism, undauntedness, loyalty and readiness of the daughters and granddaughters of Lady Trung and Lady Trieu.”
The Exhibition “Dien Bien Memories” is a significant event, rekindling the national pride and encouraging women throughout the country to bring into full play the spirit of Dien Bien Phu Victory, dare to think and to do, and be united, dynamic and creative in order to effectively contribute to the cause of national renovation. It is also an opportunity to educate people of all strata, particularly the young generation to have profound gratitude to those who have laid down their lives for the cause of national liberation, national defense, and construction, and to continue consolidating the people’s trust in the Party.
The exhibition is on from May 6 to 31, 2014 at VWM, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi.
Following are some photos of the opening of the Exhibition “Dien Bien Memories”:
Cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the exhibition
Delegates to the opening ceremony
Historical witnesses receiving fresh flowers from the Organizing Board
Visiting the Exhibition “Dien Bien Memories”