President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception for a delegation of veterans from Division 313 and 314 in Military Zone 2 on the occasion of the National War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

The veterans, who fought to protect the nation in border battlefields in Vi Xuyen district in the the northern province of Ha Giang recalled their memories of fierce battles from 1984-1988.

As the key mobile force in Military Zone 2, their victory in a number of big battles firmly preserved the nation’s territory and border.

They said they hope the Party and State will continue its efforts to complete preferential policies for war invalids. They also pledged to promote the revolutionary spirit and act as good examples for the youth.

President Truong Tan Sang stated that the Party, State and people continually remember the sacrifices of heroes and martyrs.

He urged the Liaison Board for Veterans to collaborate with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs as well as localities to speed up the search and gathering of martyr remains and ensure support for beneficiaries.

The President expressed his hope that the veterans would continue joining hands with the armed forces and the entire society in protecting and developing the nation. He also called for engagement of veterans in preparations for Party Congresses at all levels towards the 12 th National Party Congress.-VNA