Ceremonies to award the title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 321 women whose husbands and sons laid down their lives for the country’s independence in Ho Chi Minh City were held on April 21.

Among them, only 24 were still alive and able to receive their title.

Addressing the ceremony, Politburo member and the Secretary of HCM City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai expressed his deep gratitude to the mothers for their great devotion and sacrifice for national liberation.

To date, the city has granted the title to 4,242 women.

Across the country, more than 59,000 women have been recognised as Heroic Mothers.-VNA