Thua Thien-Hue: 21 women awarded title of “Heroic Mothers” hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) –
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on September 20 to confer the noble State-given title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 21 women whose husbands and children laid down their lives in the struggle for national liberation and protection.

Among them, only Le Thi Hai from Dien Loc commune of the province’s Phong Dien district is still alive.

On the occasion, local authorities presented the Order of Independence to 14 families of martyrs and the Order of Labour to 13 organisations and individuals in the province.

In addition, 15 other organisations and seven individuals with outstanding achievements and great contributions to national building and safeguarding were honoured at the event.

According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, more than nine million people have been recognised as revolutionary contributors to date, including 1.2 million war martyrs, 127,000 heroic mothers, and 800,000 war invalids. –VNA