A conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 14 to honour those who made significant contributions to the victory of the Ho Chi Minh campaign in the spring of 1975, liberating the south and reunifying the nation (April 30, 1975).

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stressed that the Party, State and people are grateful to the heroes who sacrificed their youth and in some cases their lives for the national revolutionary cause.

He affirmed the immortal value of the resistance war for national independence, peace, happiness, territorial integrity and justice of Vietnamese people.

The Deputy PM asked for unanimity and solidarity from generations of Vietnamese to strengthen the country and bring about prosperity.

In recent years, the Party and State have paid special attention to improving the living conditions of families of martyrs and war invalids.

As many as 8.8 million war invalids, relatives of martyrs and Vietnamese heroic mothers, or nearly 10 percent of the nation’s population, are benefiting from the State’s social welfare policy.

Almost all revolutionary contributors and their families have been provided with preferential policies in healthcare, housing, education and vocational training.-VNA