The moment at 11:30 a.m on April 30th, 1975 was a significant milestone in the nation’s history when the Hồ Chí Minh campaign ended in a complete victory. The 21-year long resistance war was successful, and the national flag flew on the rooftop of the Independence palace. The whole country seemed to be silent in that sacred atmosphere and then burst into joy at the victory. The war had came to an end, and the country was united and independent. Before that, in the Headquarters (House D67), where officers of the Politburo and the Central Military Commission were anxiously monitoring the progress of the campaign. They both directed the campaign and waited anxiously. Finally, when they got the news of victory from Sài Gòn, all felt joyful, proud and moved. In that moment, everyone remembered Uncle Hồ (President Hồ Chí Minh) since his dream of independence had come true then.
“Here is the latest news of our victory. At
11:30 a.m, our troops reached Sài Gòn, attacked
and occupied the Independence palace. General
Staff of the puppet Government and Dương
Văn Minh surrendered unconditionally. The
National flag of Việt Nam (red flag and a
golden star in the middle) flew over the
rooftop of the Independence palace. Hồ Chí
Minh campaign ended in a complete victory”.
The news broadcast on the Radio the Voice
of Việt Nam on April 30th, 1975 heartened the
people across the nation.
Hà Nội, the heart of the country, was covered with red colour of national flags and flowers. People paraded along streets in a joyous sound made by loudspeakers, cheers, shouts. On that day (April 30th), initially, groups of people, then lines of people and finally a flood of people from the area near Hoàn Kiếm lake and Hà Nội Opera house flocked to Hoàn Kiếm lake, making it a square full of joy. “That night, Hanoi people set off fireworks to celebrate the victory. That night, people in Hanoi, and people all over the country shared the joy with people in Sài Gòn and in the South”.