Vietnam’s largest monument to the women whose children sacrificed their lives fighting for the country was inaugurated on March 24 in Tam Ky city, the central province of Quang Nam, to mark the 40th anniversary of the province’s liberation.

The event was attended by Politburo member and Permanent member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat Le Hong Anh, Depupty Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and representatives from ministries and local authorities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Le Phuoc Thanh, Secretary of the Quang Nam Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, declared that the monument is dedicated to the ultimate sacrifice made by heroic Vietnamese mothers during the national struggle for independence.

The memorial complex covers an area of 15 hectares in Tam Phu Commune on Cam Mountain. Its centerpiece is an 18-metre high monument that depicts the faces of several heroic mothers, with Nguyen Thi Thu at the centre.

Thu lost nine children, one son-in-law and one granddaughter during the war against the US.

Inside the monument building the names of nearly 50,000 heroic mothers are listed, along with stories about their lives and the contributions they made to the nation.

The six-year construction was built at the total cost of over 410 billion VND (19 million USD), sourced from the State and provincial budgets.

Quang Nam province has 11,234 heroic Vietnamese mothers, the largest number in the country.-VNA