The State title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mothers” was presented to 126 women for their sacrifices to the national safeguarding cause at a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 26 to mark the 68 th War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai expressed his profound gratitude for the mothers’ great contributions to the struggle for national liberation, adding that each Vietnamese citizen continually bears in mind the sacrifices of the mothers, martyrs and veterans.

Over the past years, Ho Chi Minh City and the nation as a whole have actively implemented measures to care for heroic mothers, whose husbands and children died fighting for national independence and freedom.

The city is home to 4,433 heroic mothers, only 120 of whom are still alive.

On July 25, the noble title was also awarded to 64 women in District 12, Hoc Mon district and Cu Chi district in the city.-VNA