The title of Vietnamese Heroic Mother was presented to 44 women in Ho Chi Minh City on July 25 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The title of Vietnamese Heroic Mother was presented to 44 women in Ho Chi Minh City for their sacrifice for national independence and reunification in celebration of the 71st anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

The award ceremony was held in the city on July 25 by the municipal Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee, and the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s chapter in the city.

Of the 44 mothers, only Nguyen Thi Cam, born in 1930 is alive. Fourty-three were posthumously awarded the title.

Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Thi Dung expressed her deep toward gratitude heroic mothers who lost their husbands and children on the battlefield for national freedom.

She stressed that the Vietnamese Heroic Mother title is the recognition from the Party, State and people for their contributions to the national revolutionary cause.

At the event, Dung asked local authorities to pay more attention to taking care of Vietnamese mothers, and reviewing supporting policies for families of war martyrs and invalids, and those who served the nation in compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Ho Chi Minh City has about 5,500 Vietnamese heroic mothers.-VNA