PM offers more aid for war vets

The Party and State will provide more support to the families of war heroes and invalids, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told a gathering of war veterans and former wartime youth volunteers in Ha Noi yesterday.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung meets with war veterans and wartime youth volunteers in Ha Noi yesterday. During the last 25 years, the Viet Nam Veterans Association has launched various social campaigns to support them. —Photo VNA/VNS Duc Tam

The gathering was part of commemorations of the 40th anniversary of liberation of the south that reunified the country on April 30, 1975.

The PM said the Party, State and people would forever remember and respect those who laid down their lives for national liberation.

April 30 is a glorious historic hallmark, a pinnacle of patriotism and revolutionary heroism, and a triumph of the nation as a whole, he said.

He expressed the hope that war veterans and wartime youth volunteers will uphold their tradition and set an example for younger generations.

On the occasion, the PM also urged the Viet Nam Veterans' Association (VAA) and the Vietnam Wartime Youth Volunteers' Association (WYVA) to strengthen their organisation and participate in the building of a strong Party and government.

Over the course of its 25-year development, the VAA has united war veterans across the country and launched various social campaigns.

The WYVA, founded 10 years ago, has established chapters in 60 of the nation's 63 cities and provinces and has nearly 400,000 members.


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