As many as 182 women living Ho Chi Minh City, whose husbands and sons laid down their lives for the country’s independence , were awarded the title “Vietnamese Heroic Mother” at a ceremony in the city on July 26.

The event is part of the activities to mark the 67th anniversary of Vietnam’s War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai showed his deep gratitude to the women, saying that the title is to honour their sacrifice for the national liberation and reunification.

In recent years, the municipal authorities have taken practical actions to look after heroic mothers.

As many as 3,108 women in the city have so far been presented with the title.-VNA