PEACE AND FREEDOM


HE SEEKS AND FINDS OUR COUNTRY
He Seeks and Finds Our Country (Người đi tìm hình của nước) is a poem written by Chế Lan Viên (1920-1989),
a poet from Central Vietnam. His poem is a tribute to Ho Chi Minh whose adventures were legendary –
departing his beloved country by sea from the Dragon House Wharf (Bến Nhà Rồng) with few belongings,
travelling around the world to gain new insights and returning home for Vietnam’s independence.
Source: “He Seeks and Finds Our Country,” a poem with a historical sense. Nhân Dân Online News.
Video by VOV, translation by New Vietnam Publishing.

THE LEADER’S SONG
Revolutionary songwriter Lưu Hữu Phước (1921-1989) was a professor and artist from the South who wrote numerous songs, including In Praise of President Ho (The Leader’s Song) (Ca ngợi Hồ Chủ tịch (Lãnh tụ ca)) in 1947.
He saw many admirable qualities in Uncle Ho and recognized that Ho Chi Minh was the soul of the national revolution.
Source: Songwriter Lưu Hữu Phước and his timeless songs. Đắk Lắk Online News.
Video by BCC, translation by New Vietnam Publishing.


HO CHI MINH, MOST BEAUTIFUL NAME
Trần Kiết Tường (1924-1999) from the South wrote the song Ho Chi Minh, Most Beautiful Name (Hồ Chí Minh đẹp nhất tên người) in 1960 during the height of the American intervention in South Vietnam. He described the deep love and respect that the people in the South had for Ho Chi Minh, who was the reason for their belief in the day of liberation.
Source: Songwriter Trần Kiết Tường and the song “Ho Chi Minh, Most Beautiful Name.” Voice of Vietnam Online News.


WHO LOVES UNCLE HO CHI MINH MORE THAN THE CHILDREN
Uncle Ho has a special place in the hearts of the Vietnamese children because he represents Vietnam’s future.
President Ho Chi Minh wrote a letter to the students in September 1945, stating,
“From now on, you will receive a completely Vietnamese education… not one of slavery.”[1]
Songwriter Phong Nhã (1924-2020) from the northern province of Hà Nam and known as a “songwriter of the young,”
composed in 1945, Who Loves Uncle Ho Chi Minh More Than the Children (Ai yêu Bác Hồ Chí Minh hơn thiếu niên nhi đồng).[2]
Sources: [1] Letter from Uncle Ho to students in 1945. Nhân Dân Online News.
[2] Children’s love for the song “Who Loves Uncle Ho Chi Minh More Than the Children.”
State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam.
Video by VTV1, translation by New Vietnam Publishing.


OUR UNCLE MARCHES WITH US
Our Uncle Marches with Us (Bác đang cùng chúng cháu hành quân) was composed in 1970 by songwriter Huy Thục
to motivate the people in fulfilling Uncle Ho’s wish of having a reunited and independent Vietnam.
Source: Unforgettable moments and melodies. Nhân Dân Online News.
Video by BCC, translation by New Vietnam Publishing.