Children in Hoai Xuan commune, Hoai Nhon district, Binh Dinh province, take care of war martyrs' graves in local cemetery (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi, (VNA)
– The Party and State always pay attention to caring for wounded and sick soldiers, and families of the martyrs, who laid down their lives for national independence, freedom and peace, President Tran Dai Quang has said.

The President made the emphasis in a piece of writing on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs' Day (July 27), in which he praised the great contributions of revolutionary contributors, and highlighted the tradition of taking care of those with credit to the nation.

Policies and regulations on supporting national revolutionary contributors in terms of health care and education have been implemented effectively throughout localities, as have had communications campaigns related, he said.

Cemeteries and monuments dedicated to martyrs nationwide have been upgraded and embellished, while the search, collection and identification of martyrs’ remains has been carried out with the greatest efforts, he added.

Apart from presenting gifts to wounded and sick soldiers, and their relatives, many organisations and individuals have actively joined in movements to help improve the spiritual and material lives of revolutionary contributors.

Thanks to tireless efforts, up to 97 percent of revolutionary contributors’ families have a living standard that is equal to or higher than the average in their residential areas. Many families of revolutionary contributors have made remarkable achievements in poverty reduction and economic development, contributing to the national socio-economic development.

In the writing, President Quang also stressed the need for the whole people to get involved in the caring work.

He called for more efforts to continue implementing effectively policies of the Party and State on assisting revolutionary contributors, focusing on widely popularising relevant policies and prominent outcomes in the work.

He also asked relevant sectors to review and perfect revolutionary contributors-related policies, enabling the beneficiaries to enjoy fully preferential treatments.

"Great sacrifices and contributions of war martyrs, wounded and sick soldiers, and their families are inscribed everlastingly in the heart of each Vietnamese, serving as a valuable spiritual encouragement source for the whole Party, people and army to successfully implement the national renovation, industrialisation and modernisation cause and international integration,” he concluded.-VNA