Activities nationwide pay tribute to wounded and fallen soldiers

NDO – A wide range of meaningful activities were held throughout the country on July 24, to mark 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day (July 27, 1947-2017).

Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh offered incense and laid wreaths at the Heroic Vietnamese Mothers’ Statue in Tam Phu commune, Tam Ky city, in the central province of Quang Nam.

The Deputy PM expressed his deep gratitude for the great contributions and sacrifices made by the Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, as well as the heroic martyrs, to the nation’s independence and freedom and the people’s happiness.

On the same day, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam visited and presented gifts to hero of People’s Armed Forces Y Buong and Heroic Vietnamese Mother Y Noi in Dak To town, in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum.

He also offered incense and flowers at the martyrs’ cemetery in Ngoc Hoi district, Kon Tum province, to pay tribute to over 1,300 fallen Vietnamese soldiers, volunteers and experts who laid down their lives on the Lao and Cambodian battlefields.

In addition, Deputy PM Dan attended an inauguration ceremony for the monument in tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the Mau Than Spring campaign in 1968 and Spring-Summer Campaign in 1972, in Kon Tum province.

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam visits hero of People’s Armed Forces Y Buong. (Credit: VGP)

An exhibition entitled ‘Passing the war’ opened at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi on July 24, introducing 180 documents, photos and artefacts from numerous wounded soldiers across the country.

The exhibits are divided into three main themes: ‘memories in the battlefields’, ‘when the war is over’, and ‘Dreams’.

In the morning of July 24, an awards ceremony for a postage stamp competition themed ’70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers on postage stamps’ was held in Hanoi. The competition was open for both Vietnamese and foreign children from around the country, ranging from eight to 15 years old.

Over nearly five months, the organising board received over two million submissions and presented a special, two first, four second and ten third prizes, as well as 20 consolation prizes, to the most outstanding works.

On the occasion, Ba Ria – Vung Tau provincial Party committee, People’s Council and People’s Committee awarded and posthumously conferred the title ‘Heroic Vietnamese Mothers’ to 22 women.

Also on the same day, secretary of Ca Mau provincial Party Committee visited and presented gifts to Heroic Vietnamese Mother Duong Thi Danh in Rach Muoi hamlet, Phu Hung commune, Cai Nuoc district, Ca Mau.

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