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by Le Phuong

HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- People across Vietnam are celebrating the 69th anniversary of the August 1945 Revolution and National Day (Sept. 2) with memories of the previous landmarks and with full pride of their socio-economic development achieved over the past years.

In Autumn 1945, the Vietnamese people, under the banner of the Communist Party of Vietnam, achieved a resounding victory with the August Revolution, which finally broke the yoke of both colonialism and feudalism.

The victory brought back national independence to the nation and gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam -- a state of the people and for the people -- and the first ever of its kind in Southeast Asia.

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"On Sept. 2, 1945, at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, President Ho Chi Minh solemnly declared to the world the birth of a free and independent Vietnam, and since that historical landmark, Sept. 2 has become our National Day (or Independence Day), which is always of special significance to all Vietnamese Mark Jackson Jersey ," Cao Viet Duong, 78, a war veteran told Xinhua a few days ahead of the holiday.

The veteran said that he was only three years old on that historical date, so he knew about it through his parents' recollections and from history lessons at school. But in later years he could fully understand how it was so important to all Vietnamese citizens, including himself.

"Nearly 70 years have passed, and during that time, I had several occasions to join my countrymen in celebrating the Independence Day on Sept. 2 Myles Turner Pacers Jersey , among which the most impressive was that in 1975 after Vietnam was reunified," Duong said.

Vietnam held a big parade on Sept. 2, 1975, to celebrate the country's reunification after decades of fighting against foreign invaders. Duong said he was then in the army and selected to join the artillery troops in the parade.

"I felt so proud of being among the witnesses to that historical event. The entire Ba Dinh Square was flooded with flowers, flags and people. When marching in the line with my comrades-in-arms across the main podium and along streets crowded with many spectators, I was very happy for being a citizen of an independent country, and at the same time I felt a heavy responsibility for my obligation towards the homeland Victor Oladipo Pacers Jersey ," the war veteran said.

To prepare for the parade, Duong and his unit mates had to train marching in steps for about 15 km a day, under the scorching heat or in heavy rain.

"But we all undertook that with a lot of pride, knowing that we are representatives of heroic Vietnamese soldiers," he said with a broad smile.

The senior veteran showed Xinhua reporters a pair of black leather boots and a wooden stick tied with strings on both ends, with which he used during the four months of training before the parade (the stick was replaced with a gun at the official parade). Being kept carefully in a wooden closet at home, Duong said Darren Collison Pacers Jersey , they became valuable artifacts during his army life.

Duong demobilized from the army in 1991 after 33 years in service, during which he witnessed six parades on the historical Ba Dinh Square. However, he said, the parade on Sept. 2, 1975 was the most unforgettable event in his life.

The veteran is now living in the capital of Hanoi, together with his wife, two children and three grandchildren. Every year Reggie Miller Pacers Jersey , on the Independence Day, the entire family used to go to Ba Dinh Square to join the celebratory events, taking pictures and meeting old friends. It was also a chance for him to recall memories of the previous historical events and pass these on to the younger generations, as well as to witness changes in the country's socio- economic development.

"Over the past decades, we, Vietnamese, have overcome numerous difficulties and challenges to build and develop our homeland. The past thirty years of large and significant advancements has made us particularly proud Paul George Pacers Jersey , and the overall renewal achieved has filled us with a sense of satisfaction and has gained the admiration of international friends," the veteran told Xinhua.

In 1986, Vietnam embarked on the renovation process with open- door economic policies that helped the country further integrate into the world's community. Over the years, the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased, helping to improve the people's living conditions.

According to the BBC's rating, in 2011, Vietnam was ranked 11th among the fastest-growing economies in the world Myles Turner Kids Jersey , and its southern economic hub Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City became one of the most vibrant cities in South East Asia.

In 2013, with GDP growth of 5.42 percent, the country ranked sixth among 11 Southeast Asian countries, according to the local general statistics office.

To date, Vietnam has established diplomatic relations with 184 countries and territories worldwide, and trade-i.

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