August 18 is Vietnam Veterans Day

Rainbow Beach RSL Sub Branch - Vietnam Veterans DayThe  Rainbow Beach RSL Sub Branch will conduct a memorial ceremony on Vietnam Veteran’s Day August 18.

President Joe Casey said, “The ceremony will commence at 1100 hours at the Cenotaph. All persons are welcome to attend to reflect on the actions of those who gave their lives for this country and those who made it home.

“During the Vietnam Conflict, there were many ugly times and scenes in Australia but those who served this country were not ugly.

“They were just ordinary people, trained to be something else and sent to that country by those in power, as it is in all wars.”

Across the bay, the service starts at 10.45am at the Tin Can Bay memorial. Attendees are welcome to return to the Sub Branch after the service for refreshments.

Standown Park will also be holding their annual commemorations for Vietnam Veterans Day as follows on August 18:

  • 3pm Veterans March and Service
  • 4pm Happy Hour
  • 5pm Entertainment followed by meal

Address: 91 Radtke Road, Gympie

For further details please call Standown Park on 07 5486 5144.