Vietnam issues stamp to commemorate Tet Offensive

Friday, 2018-02-09 10:07:51
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The ceremony to unveil the Tet Offensive commemorative stamp
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NDO - The Ministry of Information and Communication has issued a commemorative stamp to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 General Offensive and Uprising, commonly known as the Tet Offensive.

Minister Truong Minh Tuan unveiled the stamp during a ceremony held at the Hanoi Post Office on February 8.

The 31 x 46mm stamp was designed by painter Tran The Vinh to honour the bravery and indomitable spirit of the people and soldiers in southern Vietnam.

The stamp portrays the images of local residents and soldiers fighting together for peace, liberty and independence as symbolised by a stylised white dove and a striped scarf, a popular garment in Vietnam’s southern region.

The stamp is available at post offices throughout the country until the end of 2019.

The Tet Offensive in 1968 was a major turning point in the Vietnam War, which dealt a strong blow to the Americans and laid the foundation for subsequent victories with the pinnacle being the ultimate liberation of southern Vietnam in 1975.