Four thousand years of national history
From brilliant dynasties – Trieu, Dinh, Ly, Tran
With millions of Vietnamese soldier’s deaths
Skipping life for gaining independence
Young generations forever cite your merits.
This country’s like a steel ship
Of compatriots all over the S shaped land
Invisible and invincible patriotism it carries.
Yellow skin with red blood – we’re proud to be Vietnamese
Each person’s as a national banner
United and unanimous whenever foe comes.
Vietnam – Dien Bien Victory, landmark battle for our history
In the night, artillery fires, B-52 goes down row to row
Entire under General Giap’s control
Territorial integrity, sovereignty independence come back
No struggle or shooting permitted
Army, Navy with Air Force hold our ground
My nation, national heroes.
By Hung Nguyen – English Language A K37
Second runner-up of the April Writing Contest