The incense offering was part of the activities to mark the 75th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers' Day (July 27, 1947 - 2022). It demonstrated technical troops’ sentiment, responsibility and gratitude to those who bravely fought and laid down their lives for independence and freedom of the nation and happiness of the people.

On July 12, Military Region 1’s Steering Committee for the construction of gratitude houses, in collaboration with the local Party Committee and authorities, held a ceremony to hand over a gratitude house to Ngon Thi Hao in Na Tong hamlet, Nghia Ta commune, Cho Don district, Bac Kan province. Ms. Hao is a daughter of Ngon Huy Cuong, who sacrificed in the anti-American war for national salvation.

The house was built on an area of 75sq.m with a total investment of VND 229 million, of which Military Region 1 donated VND 80 million. The hamlet also assisted Hao in building the house.

The same day, the association of former Quang Tri Citadel soldiers held a get-together to mark 50th anniversary of the 81-day-and-night battle to protect Quang Tri Citadel (1972-2022) and the 75th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers' Day.

Heroic Vietnamese mothers receiving savings books at the event

The 81-day-and-night battle to protect Quang Tri Citadel has gone down in the history of national salvation of the Vietnamese people.

At the meeting, participating organizations, units, and businesses handed over gifts and savings books to heroic Vietnamese mothers and ten houses (worth VND 500 million in total) to former Quang Tri Citadel soldiers.

The association of former Quang Tri Citadel soldiers also took the occasion to honor organizations and units with great support for the association to organize a requiem for fallen soldiers in the central province.

Prior to the wounded and fallen soldiers' day, Naval Engineering Brigade 131 and the Ninh Binh provincial Party Committee’s Commission for Information and Education co-hosted a ceremony to inaugurate and hand over a house to Dinh Van Duc in Ba Ca hamlet, Ky Phuc commune, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province.

Mr. Duc is a former troop of Naval Brigade 101 and is facing numerous difficulties.

The house for Duc was built on an area of 70sq.m with a total cost of VND 310 million. Naval Engineering Brigade 131 donated VND 80 million.

In Quy Nhon city, the Binh Dinh provincial Fatherland Front Committee held a ceremony on July 12 to kick off the building of a gratitude fund in 2022.

At the launching ceremony, agencies, units, businesses, organizations and individuals donated around VND 5 billion to the fund.

Binh Dinh province has more than 180,000 policy beneficiaries, including over 32,000 fallen soldiers, over 26,000 wounded soldiers, around 2,000 sick soldiers, over 500 veteran revolutionaries, and more than 3,000 prisoners of war. Especially, the province has 5,366 heroic Vietnamese mothers, of whom 179 are alive.

Translated by Tran Hoai