Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge

War veterans from Vietnam and the US get together on Ham Rong Bridge, northern Thanh Hoa province in celebration of the 25th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations.

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, together with Vietnamese and American war veterans visit the Ham Rong Bridge, June 29 (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge


The visit marks the 25th founding anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink at the event (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



War veteran Matt Keenan, who fought in Vietnam, meets Nguyen Van Ton, one of those who participated in the battle to protect Ham Rong Bridge from the fierce destruction of US air troops more than 55 years ago (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge


War veteran Matt Keenan, who fought in Vietnam, meets Nguyen Van Ton, one of those who participated in the battle to protect Ham Rong Bridge from the fierce destruction of US air troops more than 55 years ago (Photo: VNA)

(Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



War veteran Le Xuan Giang, who fought in the C4 hill to protect the Ham Rong Bridge meets US Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge


After over 55 years, the war veterans meet to close a chapter of the history and look forwards to a better future (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



In the resistant war against the US, the Ham Rong Bridge was a strategic military hotspot (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



The bridge was reconstructed in 1973 (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge


The bridge has become a witness of history, a famous tourism destination in Thanh Hoa city (Photo: VNA)

 
Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge


(Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge


The US Ambassador is impressed with the meeting between war veterans of the two countries (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



US Ambassador also attends a ceremony to inaugurate the Cong Nam (South Gate) preservation project in Ho Citadel relic site, which was funded by the Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



AFCP provides 92,500 USD to preserve the Cong Nam, the only existing important construction of the Ho Citadel relic site (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



Ambassador speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge


The ambassador also visits the Quang Trung kindergarten in Quang Xuong district (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge


The ambassador also visits the Quang Trung kindergarten in Quang Xuong district (Photo: VNA)


Vietnam, US war veterans meet on Ham Rong Bridge



The visit of Ambassador Kritenbrink to Thanh Hoa reaffirms the US commitment to partnership with Vietnam (Photo: VNA)



 
 

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