|President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets Heroic Vietnamese Mothers in Hà Nội on Monday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a meeting with Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, martyrs’ relatives and representatives of Vietnam Martyr Families’ Support Association in Hà Nội on Monday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).
He offered his deepest regards and extended best wishes to the Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, wounded soldiers, families of martyrs as well as staff of the Vietnam Martyr Families’ Support Association.
Having promoted the Vietnamese tradition of “When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree,” the Party and State had introduced various preferential policies for contributors to the struggle for national independence, built houses for those in need, and allocated a large budget for the search and repatriation of martyrs’ remains over the last 75 years, he said.
On this occasion, the State had earmarked VNĐ400 billion (US$17.1 million) to present gifts to more than 1.3 million revolutionary contributors nationwide, he said.
President Phúc also hailed the efforts made by the Vietnam Martyrs Families’ Support Association in paying tribute to martyrs and their families. He also spoke highly of how it had mobilised social resources in searching and identifying identities of martyrs through DNA testing.
The President urged the association to keep up the good work in a bid to act as a bridge between the Party and State and the martyrs’ families. —VNS