HCM City honours 18 “Heroic Mothers” hinh anh 118 women are posthumously presented with the Vietnamese Heroic Mother title in HCM City on December 11 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony on December 11 to confer posthumously the noble State title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 18 women whose husband and children laid down their lives in the struggle for national liberation and protection.

Addressing the ceremony, Vice Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Vo Thi Dung expressed her gratitude to the mothers who devoted their beloved to the struggle for national independence.

She also asked local authorities to take care of living conditions of those who have made contribution to the country and their families.

To date, 5,296 women in HCM City were awarded with the Heroic Mother title, with just more than 200 being still alive.-VNA