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Overseas veterans support comrades and heroic mothers

by P.V01 January 2016 Last updated at 01:52 AM

VTV.vn - A programme of art performances named “Comradeship” was held in Hanoi on Saturday morning to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA).

The programme attracted support from veterans across the globe, particularly Vietnamese veterans living overseas.

This year, nearly 1 billion VND was raised to support heroic mothers and veterans in Vietnam through a programme of art performances, titled "Comradeship". The overwhelming amount of support shows the gratitude of businesses, entrepreneurs, and organisations in Vietnam and abroad.

Millions of Vietnamese people living abroad continue to show their love for their fatherland. Currently, there are 4 groups in Germany and the Czech Republic that have come and supported us. They made a great contribution to this programme.

Despite living far from home, the Vietnam Veterans Association in Germany and the Czech Republic still maintain their enthusiasm for the activities of the Veterans Association in Vietnam. The comradeship of wartime memories can create a strong bond for the ex-soldiers, even in peacetime.

"Our association has gathered all of the Vietnamese veterans living in the State of Sachsen-Anhalt. We take responsibility and care for our members, and come together to talk about our fatherland", said Nguyen Anh Sao, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Association, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.

"We gathered for a meeting and sent a small gift to the "comradeship" programme. Our current purpose for today's conference is to trade stories and spread knowledge and understanding", said Nguyen Van Son, Vice Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Association, Czech Republic.

In 2015, the “Comradeship” programme presented 800 gifts, worth nearly 1 billion VND, for all policy beneficiaries through a wide range of activities. The meaning of this programme has spread to the overseas Vietnamese community.

"As far as I’m concerned, almost all of the programmes in Vietnam are very meaningful. Therefore I think it is necessary to tell other overseas Vietnamese that we should show our support for people in Vietnam who are in need", said Mai Ngoc Yen, Chairman, Veterans Association, Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany.

This programme of performances is regarded as a meaningful way to show gratitude for the people who devoted their lives in the pursuit of national independence.

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