15 women are presented or posthumously presented with the Vietnamese Heroic Mother title in Tay Ninh province on April 28 (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – Fifteen women whose husbands and children laid down in the fight for national liberation and protection in the southern province of Tay Ninh were honoured with the Vietnamese Heroic Mother title on April 28.

The title was posthumously presented to 14 women.

The presentation ceremony was held on the threshold of the 42nd anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification (April 30, 1975).

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Ngoc expressed his gratitude to the Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, who devoted their beloved to the struggle for national independence, freedom and unification.

During wartime, many of them supported Vietnamese soldiers and kept their undauntedness despite being imprisoned or tortured by the enemies. The Vietnamese Heroic Mother title is a recognition of their contribution and sacrifice, he noted.

Ngoc said local authorities and people have always done a good job of caring for policy beneficiaries and contributors to the revolution, and seeking and repatriating martyr remains. He called on the entire society to join hands in this work.

During the wars against France and the US, the province had nearly 11,500 martyrs, 8,600 invalids and more than 19,500 families devoting to the revolution. As many as 1,395 women have been awarded and posthumously awarded with the Vietnamese Heroic Mother title.-VNA