NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan visits heroic Vietnamese mother Tran Thi Am in Tam Ky city.

Visiting families of Vietnamese heroic mothers’, martyrs’ and wounded soldiers, the N.A. Chairwoman, on behalf of the Party and State, expressed profound gratitude to wounded soldiers, war martyrs and revolutionary contributors for their sacrifice and service during the cause of national liberation, construction and defense.

Many activities to express gratitude to martyrs, wounded soldiers and other revolution contributors are being held nationwide on the occasion.

The Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day (July 27) is a special chance for the entire country to commemorate millions of martyrs and wounded soldiers who sacrificed their lives and health during the wars.

In 1947, just two years after President Ho Chi Minh delivered the declaration of independence, the first decree on preferential policies for wounded and fallen soldiers was issued.

The same year, July 27 was designated as the national wounded soldiers’ day, which was later renamed the Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day, to call on the entire community to support wounded soldiers and martyrs’ families in acknowledgement of their contributions to the nation.

Source: VNA