Nation remembers war martyrs

Memorial services were conducted around the country on July 27 to pay tribute to fallen combatants on the 62nd War Invalids and Martyrs Day.

Party and State officials lay a wreath at the Martyrs Memorial in Hanoi on July 27 to mark War Invalids and Martyrs Day. (Photo: SGGP)

In Hanoi, a delegation of the Party, National Assembly, and the Fatherland Front, led by Politburo member and NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, laid wreaths at the Martyrs Memorial on Bac Son Street, where a service was also held. 

The delegation later visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to pay its respect.

Officials from the Ministries of Defense, Public Security, Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Hanoi administration, and the Party Committee, and a large number of people also visited the two places.

A number of foreign visitors joined the celebrations.

In Tra Vinh Province, President Nguyen Minh Triet gave gifts to “heroic mothers,” families of war invalids and martyrs, and senior revolutionary veterans.

In Ho Chi Minh City, a solemn memorial service was held at the Thu Duc District Cultural Center, with city's Party Committee secretary Le Thanh Hai, People’s Committee chairman Le Hoang Quan, Party Committee standing deputy secretary Nguyen Van Dua, and several other officials in attendance.

Senior HCMC officials visit the Martyrs Cemetery on July 27 (Photo: SGGP)

Also attending were a number of heroic mothers, military heroes, wounded soldiers, and martyrs’ families.

Speaking at the event, the People’s Committee vice chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, on behalf of the authorities and people, expressed great gratitude to those who gave their lives for the nation’s independence.

Since the war ended the Party Committee and government have attached great importance to repaying individuals and their families for their great contributions to the country, she said.

She urged official agencies to continue supporting them, ensuring their living conditions are as good or better than that of the average person.

The same day top city officials also visited and laid wreaths at the Martyrs Cemetery, where a memorial service was held.

In Ben Tre province’s Ba Tri District, the Government’s General Inspector, Tran Van Truyen, attended a ceremony held to gift houses to the mothers of 10 martyrs.

The houses were donated by the Vietnam Tobacco Corporation, Hanoi Urban Infrastructure Investment and Development Corporation, and Viet Nam Moi Company.

By staff writers – Translated by Truc Thinh

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