Activities Mark War Invalids and Martyrs Day

Yesterday, Ho Chi Minh City leaders conducted many activities to extend their gratitude to families of revolutionary martyrs, war invalids and to wounded and sick soldiers for their great contributions to the cause of national independence and freedom on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of War Invalid and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Secretary of the City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai (1,L) and leaders of the city visit mother Vo Thi Det in Cu Chi District

A delegation led by Mr. Le Thanh Hai, member of the Politburo cum Secretary of the Party’s City Committee, visited and offered gifts to two typical families of revolutionary martyrs in Cu Chi District. One was mother Nguyen Thi Ot, whose children are all martyrs. The other was mother Vo Thi Det, whose five children gave up their lives for the motherland.

The leaders, on behalf of the City Party and the city people, expressed their heartfelt thanks to the mothers and asserted that their spiritual losses were indeed a great contribution to the glorious victory of the war of national liberation. The delegation gave VND5,000,000 as a gift to each mother.

The City Party Committee held a commemorative meeting for 70 typical families of revolutionist martyrs in the City, and offered each gifts worth VND500,000. The delegation, led by Mr. Duong Quan Ha, Head of the Organizational Board of the City Party Committee, then visited Ms. Nguyen Thi Tam, mother of five martyrs and Ms. Nguyen Thi Ba, mother of four martyrs in Cu Chi District, to offer further gifts.

Delegations of the City Party Committee visited and offered 41 gifts valued at VND500,000 each to Christian families of revolutionary martyrs in districts 3, 6, 8, 11, Cu Chi and Phu Nhuan.

Delegates of the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Welfare and of Cu Chi and Phu Nhuan Districts, headed by Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thuan, member of the Standing Committee of the City Party, visited and offered gifts to mothers Nguyen Thi Ro and Lam Thi Giua in Cu Chi District. Each of whom lost four children to the war.

A separate delegation, led by Mr. Phan Xuan Bien, Head of the Propaganda and Training Board of the City Party Committee, visited and offered gifts to Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh, mother of four martyrs and Ms. Nguyen Thi Lien, who is in financial difficulty and is mother to several martyrs.

Yesterday morning, the City Religion Solidarity Board accompanied a delegation of Christian families of revolutionary martyrs, over 200 people, to Cu Chi District to offer incense at Ben Duoc War Memorial Temple before taking part in a mass organized by the Cu Chi- Bac Ha Church, to pray for the salvation of martyrs’ souls. Meanwhile another delegation led by Nguyen Huu Tin, Deputy Chairman of the City People’s Committee, paid a visit to two paralyzed war invalids, Mr. Huynh Lap Hien of District 3 and Ha The Thai of District 10.

In related news, to mark the 60th anniversary of War Martyrs and Invalids Day, the HCMC Eye Hospital has offered free consultation, medicines and surgeries to 262 patients, they include soldiers who were wounded and injured during the war, members of martyr families and senior revolutionary cadres.

Yesterday, at the office of Kien Giang Province Sponsor Association for Poor Patients, the Tan Tao Group and AOG RELEAF donated 300 wheel chairs to war invalids within the province.

Meanwhile, representatives of the Sai Gon Giai Phong offered VND35 million to the Management Board of Truong Son Martyrs Cemetery, VND30 million of which was contributed by the PECTEC Co. and the remainder was donated by readers of the newspaper. The proceeds will be used to refresh and maintain the cemetery. 

By Staff writers – Translated by Phuong Lan

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