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Leaders pay tribute to fallen soldiers, invalids

Update: July, 27/2012 - 09:35


Party and State leaders lay a wreath at President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum on the occasion of the 65th War Invalids and Martyrs' Day. — VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan
People offer incense and light candles in remembrance of fallen soldiers at the Truong Son National War Martyrs' Cemetery in the central province of Quang Tri yesterday. —VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau
HA NOI — Leaders of the Party, Government, National Assembly and the Fatherland Front yesterday laid wreaths and offered incense to fallen heroes and combatants at their monument in the capital city.

This marked the anniversary today of the 65th War Invalids and Martyrs' Day.

The delegation included Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, and the former NA Chairman Nguyen Van An.

Later they paid a separate tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.

Later, delegations from the Ministries of National Defence, Public Security and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ha Noi People's Committee and People's Committee also laid wreaths and offered incense.

Politburo member To Huy Rua visited Thuan Thanh convalescent home for war invalids in Bac Ninh Province outside Ha Noi and praised the efforts of the soldiers.

He said they had made remarkable contributions to the war for national salvation. "You are down but not out", Rua said.

On behalf of the Party and State, he presented gifts to 97 residents living in the centre, 90 of whom were in wheel chairs.

Meanwhile, Truong Thi Mai, director of the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs, paid a visit to Convalescent Home No 2, in Vien An, Ung Hoa District, Ha Noi.

This is where many people who also rendered service to national salvation are being looked after.

And the Vietnamese Youth Union organised many activities nationwide to show deep gratitude to combatants. They reflected that those who drank the water should remember the source.

Thousands of "gratitude houses" have been built for hero mothers, war martyrs' families and wounded soldiers. — VNS

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