The nation is proud of its people who served during the revolution, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet.
|President Nguyen Minh Triet shakes hands with a revolutionary veteran at a meeting on July 16|
“These people are worthy of being honored as they set a good example for the community,” stated President Triet at a meeting with people who had made outstanding contributors to the nation, in the central province of Nghe An on July 16.
The meeting was attended by 300 Vietnamese heroic mothers, revolutionary veterans, pre-revolution officials, heroes of the people’s armed forces, war invalids, disabled soldiers and families of fallen combatants.
President Triet underlined that they are not only honored because they sacrificed themselves for the nation’s revolutionary cause, but also for the contributions they made in spurring on the country’s development.
He stressed that the Party and State always care about the policies and treatment they introduce to ensure they safeguard those who have served the nation.
“Though meeting with a lot of difficulties, the Party, the State and the people spare no effort to do whatever they can as a way of expressing their respect and to honor fallen combatants and their families, invalids, disabled soldiers and heroic mothers, for the devotion and sacrifices they made for the nation,” said the President.
He noted that it is the responsibility of the current Vietnamese generation and future ones, to maintain and defend the nation’s independence for what so many people sacrificed their lives for.
The President called on the entire Party, army and the people to continue to care for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation, including the families of war fallen combatants.
The meeting, co-organized by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, the Defense Ministry, the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper, and the Nghe An provincial People’s Committee, was part of a series of activities to mark the 63rd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).