The whole military has built 1,769 gratitude houses, worth more than VND 141 billion, for national contributors and policy beneficiaries across the country. The Ministry of National Defense alone has donated VND 6 billion to assist the construction of 75 gratitude houses for national contributors.

A ceremony to hand over the Defense Ministry's donation to an wounded soldier in Thanh Hoa province

In addition, defense agencies and military units currently take care of 1,489 heroic Vietnamese mothers and foster 121 children of wounded and sick soldiers. They have presented 505 savings books, worth more than VND 5 million, to national contributors and policy beneficiaries.

Apart from that, units in the whole military have bought medical equipment and facilities for convalescent centers for national contributors and provided military uniforms for wounded soldiers who are being treated at centers.

Furthermore, in response to the movement of building gratitude fund in 2022, defense agencies and units have mobilized different sources to donate an estimated amount of VND 92 billion.

This year, the Ministry of National Defense has visited and presented gifts to dozens of associations and nursing centers for wounded soldiers and national contributors and allocated VND 4 billion to buy gifts for veteran revolutionaries, heroic Vietnamese mothers, and heroes of the People’s Armed Forces, wounded soldiers, and families of martyrs.

Agencies and units have held meetings and presented gifts to around 3,000 national contributors and martyrs’ relatives who are serving in the military and solemnly organized activities to pay tribute to fallen soldiers at war cemeteries.

Translated by Chung Anh