Lao Independence Day tale a treasure younger generation must know

Otober 12, 1945 was a critical day in Lao history as it marked a turning point in the country’s struggle for liberation from foreign domination. Celebrated on that date every year since, this year marks the 73rd Lao Independence Day.

Retired Major Sisouk Inthavong, a veteran of Xieng Khuang province Military Command, shared his thoughts on the importance of the day.

He said that the declaration of the day showed the world that Laos was a nation with own territory.

“If the day was not declared at that time, revolutionary task might not have been achieved on target,” Major Sisouk said.