War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day observed nationwide

Vietnam's War Invalids and Martyrs' Day (July 27) is being observed across the country.

The Party and State's special treatment towards those who have rendered great services to the nation helps ensure social welfare and sustainable development. In Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, the municipal Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan offered flowers and incense to martyrs at the city martyrs' cemetery.

A special art program was held at the Road 9 National Martyrs Cemetery in the central province of Quang Tri on Friday night. As part of the Road 9 Singing Festival, the program gathered artists from host Vietnam and the neighbouring countries of Laos and Cambodia. The programme began with a candle lighting ceremony in tribute to more than 10,700 martyrs at the cemetery, with the participation of over 800 youths in the province. Acting Director of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Performing Arts Department, Nguyen Quang Vinh: With our fine tradition of drink water, remembering its source, the art performance aims to remind younger generation about the country's patriotic tradition, national pride and responsibility in life, study and national protection given the sacrifices by our predecessors in national defense.

The Quang Tri provincial Youth Union has recently organised many activities in tribute to Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, inaugurated a house of culture at the Truong Son National Martyrs Cemetery, lit candles at martyrs cemeteries, built houses and presented gifts to social policies beneficiaries.

Source: VOV5