* On April 28, a delegation of Ho Chi Minh City paid tribute to heroic martyrs at the city Martyrs’ Cemetery in District 9.

Attending the event were former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Permanent Deputy-Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, and Secretary of the city’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, amongst others.

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They showed their deep gratitude to heroic martyrs who had sacrificed their lives to the national liberation, promising to continue their efforts to build Ho Chi Minh City into a civilized and modern urban center.

On the same day, the delegation offered incense and flowers to President Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Museum and at his statue on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, to President Ton Duc Thang at the museum named after him, and to heroic martyrs at the Ben Duoc Memorial Temple.

* Can Tho city organized a grand ceremony to mark the day of April 30. Delegates recalled the country’s revolutionary road to the final victory as well as highlighted the sound leadership of the Party and President Ho Chi Minh in the national salvation cause.

The city’s Party Committee granted Party membership badges, including six 55-year ones, to 275 Party members in the locality.

* Tra Vinh province handed over and posthumously bestowed the title “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 41 local women. At present, the province has over 65,000 national contributors, including nearly 20,000 martyrs, more than 9,800 wounded soldiers and almost 3,300 heroic Vietnamese mothers.

On this occasion, the province sent four delegations to visit, inquire after, and present gifts to about 150 veterans and martyrs’ relatives.

* A mission of Dong Nai province and Military Region 7 paid tribute to martyrs at the provincial Martyrs’ Cemetery in Tan Bien ward, Bien Hoa city.

Additionally, the provincial Museum opened a photo exhibition to highlight the country’s final victory on April 30, 1975.

* An exhibition with the same theme is taking place at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel Relic Site by the Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center.

Translated by Van Hieu