Mother Suot Statue
Mother Nguyen Thi Suot (1906 – 1968), was a labor heroine in the Vietnam War, a 60-year-old woman who risked her life doggedly ferrying Vietnamese soldiers and artillery in a small wooden boat to the other side of the bank of Nhat Le River from the years 1964 – 1967.
When the US bombed the wharf and surrounding areas, all of the ferrymen left. Only Mother Suot bravely stayed to help the soldiers across the river regardless of how heavy the bombs rained down at the two wharves.
On October 11, 1968, Mother Suot was killed in the attack by two steel-pellet bombs from a U.S jet. Her name became known throughout the country and she was officially honored as a heroine of Vietnam afterwards.
Nowadays, the Mother Suot Statue stands proudly in a square next to Nhat Le River and has become a historical tourism place in Quang Binh. The statue is stone-crafted as a picture of the courageous Mother Suot as she was sailing across the river with soldiers on board.