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242 martyrs to be honoured “The Fatherland acknowledges the merit” certificates
10:00 AM 2021-07-29
(LĐXH) The Prime Minister on July 27 decided to grant “The Fatherland acknowledges the merit” certificate to 242 martyrs.
“The Fatherland acknowledges the merit” certificates are honoured to 242 martyrs from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of National Defence other provinces and cities.
It was late President Hồ Chí Minh who first initiated the celebration on July 27, 1947, to remember war martyrs, invalids and their families. The day, initially called "Nation-wide Invalids Day," expresses the nation’s gratitude for those who fought for national independence.
Nowadays, Vietnam marks the War Invalids and Martyrs Day on July 27 annually.
Currently, more than 9.2 million people who rendered services to the nation have benefited from support policies, while thousands of Heroic Vietnamese Mothers are cared for by society./.
Hong Minh