The activity took place on the threshold of the 70th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947).

Since its establishment in 1977, the Long Dat center, based in Long Hai town of Long Dien district, has cared for and given treatment to more than 500 severely-wounded soldiers. It also nurses between 2,500 – 2,700 other national contributors from Southern localities each year.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (third, left) presents a gift to the Long Dat nursing center.
Expressing his gratitude to wounded soldiers who devoted their youth and part of their bodies to the fight for national liberation and international missions, PM Phuc affirmed the Party and the State are consistently implementing the policy of caring for national contributors, regarding it as a basic and important task of the country’s social welfare system.

The Party, the State and people always keep in mind their dedication and sacrifices, he stressed.

To mark this year’s Wounded Soldiers' and Martyrs' Day, assistance has been given to all wounded soldiers, martyrs’ families and women holding the Vietnamese Heroic Mother title. Solemn incense offering ceremonies will also be held at all war cemeteries nationwide to pay homage to those who laid down their lives for the country’s independence and freedom, the Government leader said.

He asked wounded soldiers to uphold the undaunted revolutionary tradition and continue to be a bright example for younger generations to follow. He also hoped the staff of the Long Dat center will make concerted efforts to care for wounded soldiers.

On this occasion, PM Phuc visited the 95 year-old Vietnamese Heroic Mother Vo Thi Ngo and war veteran Pham Van Duc in Ba Ria city of the province.

Source: VNA