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State President meets imprisoned war veterans

Hanoi, April 16 (VNA) - President Truong Tan Sang visited a private museum featuring revolutionary soldiers in prison during the war on April 16, ahead of the 40th anniversary of Southern Liberation and National Reunification.

Initiated by veteran Lam Van Bang, a Phu Quoc ex-prisoner, the museum, in Hanoi’s outlying district of Phu Xuyen, showcases thousands of artifacts and materials collected since 1985 by Bang and his comrades who were imprisoned in Phu Quoc jail on Phu Quoc island.

The museum is intended to show the gratitude to those people who sacrificed their lives or lost part of their bodies defending the homeland.

Meeting soldiers who were once captured and imprisoned, the State leader relived with pride the Vietnamese tradition of patriotism and determination to win freedom and independence during the war.

He expressed hope that they would make more contributions to the nation-building cause.