Truong Son Cemetery – Quang Tri

Truong Son Cemetery is located on a 106ha hill in Vinh Truong Commune, Gio Linh District, Quang Tri province. It is surrounded by eight other hills making the place like an eight-petal flower.

The main part of the cemetery covers 40ha, and houses 10,263 tombs. The Truong Son Cemetery is divided into 24 smaller sections which are categorized according to localities. This part is located in 6 hills, and the memorial monument is situated on the highest hill.

The Memorial Monument has three sides representing the three Indochinese countries leaning on each other fighting against the enemy. Between sections 4 and 5 there is a group of monuments in memory of the heroism of Battalion 559 and Viet Nam-Laos solidarity.

Truong Son cemetery is the resting-place of soldiers who fell on Ho Chi Minh Trail. It has become part of the history of the anti-American war. This is the biggest memorial site showing the deep sorrow, gratitude and respect for those who have sacrificed their lives for the liberation of the country.

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