A requiem will be held at the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in the outlying district of Son Tay on July 27 to commemorate war heroes who dedicated their lives to the nation.

At the event, which is part of activities to mark the 67 th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day, Buddhist monks and nuns will also chant prayers for the souls of the deceased in the recent military helicopter crash in Hoa Lac district.

On July 22, Deputy Minister of Public Health Nguyen Viet Tien visited and presented gifts to wounded soldiers at Thuan Thanh nursing centre in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

The centre is now home to over 1,000 seriously-wounded soldiers across the country, 90 percent of them are now confined to a wheelchair while the rest suffer limb and facial lesions.

In the southern province of Hau Giang, 30,000 war heroes received gifts, each worth 100,000 – 300,000 VND (4-14 USD). Over 14,700 who rendered services to the nation were presented with the State President’s gifts, each valued at 200,000 – 400,000 VND (9-19 USD).

The provincial Department of War Invalids and Social Affairs also visited and granted gifts to over 1,300 disabled soldiers and their relatives.

The locality will honour 208 as heroic Vietnamese mothers.

Similar activities are underway in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.

The same day, the Military Command in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong joined with Dak Nong newspaper and Prudential Vietnam to offer free health check-ups and medicines to nearly 200 families of ex-revolutionaries and the poor.

In the coming days, they will also hand over books, stationeries and scholarships to outstanding students living in need.

In the meantime, activities honouring soldiers and officers who sacrificed their lives for the national liberation are taking place across the country.-VNA