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Growing visitors remember My Lai Massacre

20/03/2006 (GMT+7)

My Lai Massacre
 

Travellers to the Son My Evidence Area in Quang Ngai Province, site of the US Military’s infamous My Lai Massacre, are increasing, with more than 9,000 visitors so far this year.

 

The Son My Evidence Area (My Lai Village, Son My Commune, Son Tinh District, Quang Ngai Province, central Vietnam), where US soldiers slaughtered 504 villagers on March 16, 1968, has received 9,286 visitors since the beginning of the year, including 1,616 foreigners from 24 nations, and 7,370 local tourists.

 

According to the Son My Evidence Area Management Board, visitors came from neighbouring countries, including Japan and the Republic of Korea, as well as from the US.

 

A ceremony was held March 16 by the Quang Ngai Culture and Information Department and the Son Tinh Peoples’ Committee to commemorate the massacre.

 

In 2005, the area received 38,956 visitors, of which 8,450 were foreigners from 31 countries worldwide.

The travellers come here to commemorate the bloody killings committed by the US Army against Son My residents, and wish the local people success to build a happy and peaceful life despite the heart-breaking history.

 

(Source: Vietnamnet )

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