A ceremony to honour heroic Vietnamese mothers. Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued certificates indicating the homeland’s recognition of services and contributions to the nation to 498 martyrs.

The honoured martyrs come from the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Labours, Invalids and Social Affairs and Ministry of Defence and 36 localities of An Giang, Bac Lieu, Bac Ninh, Ben Tre, Dak Nong, Dien Bien, Dong Thap, Ha Nam, Hanoi, Ha Tinh, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Hau Giang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hung Yen, Lao Cai, Long An, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Ninh Thuan, Nghe An, Phu Tho, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Ninh, Quang Ngai, Soc Trang, Son La, Tien Giang, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien-Hue, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long.

On the occasion, the PM also renewed the certificates for 11,947 martyrs from 37 localities across the country.-VNA