In his letter, the President paid respect to patriotic heroes and martyrs who made sacrifices for the nation’s independence and freedom. He also sent his best wishes to war invalids, sick soldiers, families of martyrs and national contributors.
In 1947, when our entire army and people were valiantly fighting against the French colonists, many outstanding people laid down their lives for the nation’s defense. In order to express gratitude to those who died for the country, President Ho Chi Minh in 1947 declared July 27 as War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day. He once said: “The Government and people should remember and requite the self-sacrifice of those brave people”. Following Uncle Ho’s words, for the past 65 years, the Party and State have always worked diligently in ‘showing gratitude’. The State has issued many preferential policies and enacted legislation to improve the living conditions of war invalids, sick soldiers, heroic mothers and those who have been a great service to the nation. Movements and campaigns to show such appreciation to national contributors have been warmly received by people from all walks of life and have become part of the cultural beauty of our society.
Thanks to the great care of the Party and State, many of those who made sacrifices for the nation have overcome disabilities, challenges and losses to stabilise their lives and actively participate in the community and society. These brave individuals and 'exemplary revolutionary families' have set bright examples for others to follow.
President Sang also noted that the celebration of the 65th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs' Day coincided with the time when the whole country is fostering the movement to learn and follow President Ho Chi Minh's moral example. Thus, he believes that war invalids, sick soldiers, families of martyrs and national contributors will continue promoting the revolutionary tradition and surmounting difficulties to contribute to the country and gain more achievements in their fields of action. .
On the occasion, the President asked Party committees at all level, local authorities, the Fatherland Front and relevant agencies to carry out Party and State policies on war invalids, sick soldiers, families of martyrs, Heroic Vietnamese Mothers and national contributors to make their material and spiritual lives better aligned with national development.
The State leader concluded his letter by wishing Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, war invalids, sick soldiers, families of martyrs and national contributors good health and happiness.