Historical memorial K9 with memories of President Ho Chi Minh
daitranvan 28-10-2020, 23:59
Historical memorial K9 with memories of President Ho Chi Minh
The house where President Ho Chi Minh worked from 1960 to 1969. (Photo: hanoi.gov.vn)

The Da Chong site is known for a special event in May 1957 when President Ho Chi Minh attended the 36th regiment of Division 308's exercise on the Da River. There President Ho Chi Minh stopped for lunch on a hill with three rocks as sharp as the tip of a spear. He had suggested to the other officials who accompanied him on the business trip that a workhouse be built for him and for the Central Committee in this location in case the US Army extended its aerial warfare to North Vietnam. In 1959 when there was a clear danger of a war in the USA through air strikes on the north, the Ministry of Defense was commissioned to set up a base for the Central Committee in Da Chong. On March 151960 a two-story stilt house was completed. Since then, the place has been named as the K9 base, said the K9 memorial employee Luu Thi Thuy Ngan:

“Uncle Ho himself chose the direction for the construction of the house and improved its design. For example, he proposed the changes to the doors that could make the meeting room airier. In addition, a corridor was made wider, which corresponded to the width of the house and the stairs, on which the guests and members of the Central Committee at the reception could chat and show their hospitality. ”

From 1960 to 1969 President Ho Chi Minh, the Politburo and the CPV Central Committee worked in this house several times. There Ho Chi Minh received Deng Yingchao - the wife of the former Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai -, the former Chinese ambassador to Vietnam and a delegation from the Soviet army led by cosmonaut Gherman Titov.

After the death of President Ho Chi Minh on September 21969 his body was kept in K9. Since then, K9 has had the code name "Basis K84". Numerous important events also took place there, including the evaluation of the body of Ho Chi Minh by the Vietnamese-Soviet Science Commission. From 1969 to 1975 many delegations made condolence visits to President Ho Chi Minh. On July 181975 a special convoy transported the body of Ho Chi Minh from K84 to his present mausoleum on Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. Since then, K84 has been a replacement base for the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Since 1995 delegations from the authorities and provinces across the country have visited the K9 memorial and carried out their political activities there. On September 22015 a memorial house of President Ho Chi Minh was inaugurated, which is considered an institution of great historical and political importance. It contributed to the preservation and improvement of moral values ​​based on the ideology of Ho Chi Minh in the construction and defense of the fatherland, Luu Thi Thuy Nga continues:

“Uncle Ho's altar was set up in the middle room of the memorial house. There you can see a couple of sayings by the “heroes of work”, Professor Vu Khieu, about President Ho Chi Minh. On the altar is a bronze bust of Ho Chi Minh. Behind the altar is a national flag and a quote from President Ho Chi Minh. “

63 years have passed since President Ho Chi Minh visited Da Chong. The K9 memorial will be preserved and expanded to become increasingly spacious. Every year it welcomes numerous people across the country for visits and for political, cultural and artificial activities. Student Le Quoc Bao from Hanoi National University said:

“As a teenager, I would like to thank President Ho Chi Minh for the great contributions he has made to the people, the homeland and the country. We will try harder in life and in our studies to make contributions to our homeland and the fatherland. ”

The visit to the K9 Memorial shows the gratitude, pride of the people, respect and admiration of the citizens for the loving President Ho Chi Minh. The memorial, closely linked to the life and career of Ho Chi Minh, has contributed to the preservation and dissemination of Ho Chi Minh's ideology, morality and style.

Thu Hoa