Vietnam’s Stance: A magnificent and thought invoking program

by Hong Quan/VTV03 August 2017 Last updated at 09:27 AM

VTV.vn - The live broadcast program Vietnam’s Stance aroused mixed feelings, from proud to tears.

Vietnam’s Stance was broadcast live on the night of July 27 to mark the Day for Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers. The program lasted 120 minutes and was broadcast live from multiple locations including Bac Son Martyrs Monument in Hanoi, Ben Duoc Martyrs Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, 27/7 National Historical Relic Site in the northern province of Thai Nguyen and Ancient Citadel in the central province of Quang Tri.

The program emanated from the concept of Names. The concept was chosen because, according to the production team, the soldiers  going to battle all together but once their lives being lost, some have their names written in the grave steles but others perished without leaving anything to be identified. The later generations have to find the names (identification) of the fallen soldiers.  “Under such concept, the program was named Vietnam’s Stance, a stance which was made possible by sacrifices of heroic mothers and millions of families," said Ta Bich Loan, the executive producer of the program.

The program told 20 stories including the story of fallen soldier Nguyen Ky Son who lost his life in the 81 day fierce battle in Quang Tri Old Fort; or the story of a mother who waited 30 years for the return of her son, even though he died in the battle CQ88.

The program also featured artistic performances with the participation of renown artists.

“Few program has been prepared for months like this one, few program has  required the participation of hundreds of people, few program has undergone countless changes of scripts, so as for Vietnam’s Stance to connect the present and the past” said Tran Quang Minh, the presenter of the program.

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