Whenever mentioning Con Dao, many people will immediately think of a “hell on earth” – a place to hold patriotic children and national heroes. And one of them has a heroic child that our generation all know through the song: “The season of pearkima bloom, in our hometown of the red land, the countryside still reminds the name of the hero who died for the next life” – Ms. Vo Thi Sau. If you have the opportunity to visit Con Dao, please take some time to visit Nguyen Thi Sau’s tomb to express gratitude to the hero who sacrificed for the freedom and peace of the nation.
Some information about the heroine Vo Thi Sau’s background
Born in a poor family in Dat Do town, Long Dat district, Ba Ria province. Vo Van Hoi’s father was a coachman, and his mother named Nguyen Thi Dau was a vermicelli vendor. She was born in 1933 with her real name Nguyen Thi Sau.
Like many children living in that period, even though she was only 13 years old, she also brought with her the love of her homeland and deep hatred for the enemy. Therefore, she volunteered to participate in revolutionary activities and made many victories.
Despite being arrested and taken to Con Dao to shoot, she persevered and refused to subdue the enemy. Before her death, she still sang a song of Marching and stared, “Down with French colonialists!” Long live independent Vietnam! Long live Ho Chu ”.
In 1993, the heroine Vo Thi Sau was awarded the Hero of the People’s Armed Forces by the State and erected a statue of her in her hometown of Dat Do town. At present, Vo Thi Sau’s tomb is located in the B area of Hang Duong Con Dao Cemetery, to visit later and pay gratitude to the national heroine who spent her youth for the love of the Fatherland.
Traveling to Con Dao, visit her grave Vo Thi Sau
Because of her integrity, indomitableness and the great sacrifice of heroine Vo Thi Sau, many domestic and foreign tourists now visit her tomb. Coming to Hang Duong cemetery, visitors will also hear many legends about Ms. Sau and the mysterious and spiritual stories here. Although the stories of people in Con Dao about Ms. Sau are not included in the history books, they will still be handed down like folklore.
Vo Thi Sau’s grave is very sacred. Those who wish to pray, pray to her and pray to her. Even her tombstone has many legends. That’s when she died, a crew of a bricklayers cast a stele erected in front of her tomb. However, the Lord Jarty knew that he should send someone to destroy. But each time they smashed the tombstone, the next day the tomb and the tombstone appeared as if nothing had happened.
According to what Mr. Bay Oanh said, young men and women in Con Dao, before going to the wedding, often went to Hang Duong to visit Sau’s tomb to burn incense and pray to pray for her blessing the “happy couple hundred years”. .
Besides, in a few dozen families of civil servants and guards at that time, there was an altar for Ms. Sau and considered her as a guardian god. On January 23, every year is her solace, so there are many people in Saigon, Vung Tau, Can Tho, Dong Thap, … although they have to cross the sea to Con Dao to commemorate Miss Sau. Among them were many who were guards at that time.
Con Dao district has built a memorial for heroic martyrs Vo Thi Sau in a large campus, year-round windy and adjacent to mountains and sea. That is why if you have the opportunity to come to Con Dao, please take some time to light incense for her soul and pray for good things.