Commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day 18th August

RSL Commemorate Vietnam Veterans DayMemorial service at the TCB Anzac Memorial Park

Welcome to August! It’s been a long time in the making but we will see the opening of the Veterans’ Retreat. We would like to thank all who helped with this project, from the grant writing stage, to construction, to painting of the deck and other bits and pieces. Should be a good place to sit come summer.

This month we commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day (previously Long Tan Day). On Sunday August 18 we will have a service commencing at 10.45am at the Tin Can Bay ANZAC Memorial Park. All veterans and community members welcome. Light refreshments will be served at the Sub Branch at the completion of the Service.

We have started our Father’s Day raffle, so if you are in the sub branch then buy a ticket for a $1 for some great prizes. Drawn on Father’s Day, the first Sunday in September. Stan will also be selling them at the market, so keep a look-out.

Don’t forget the first Tuesday of the month is Carers Day, second Tuesday is Veterans and Community Morning Tea and all other Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30 to 11.30am is Drop-In Centre.

Just remember, the Sub Branch is open to anyone whether you are a Veteran or a visitor to Tin Can Bay. At the moment, we only have food on Sundays with steak burgers and hamburgers cooked on the BBQ. We also have music supplied by local musicians and raffles, food starts at midday till 2pm and the raffles are drawn at 2.30pm.

See you at the Sub Branch.

Memorial Service at Rainbow Beach Cenotaph

The RSL Rainbow Beach Sub Branch will conduct a memorial service to remember those who served and those who fell for this country during the Vietnam Conflict 1962 to 1975.

Over 520 Australians made the supreme sacrifice during that time in South Vietnam and over 3000 were wounded and many others required medical treatment for illness. At home, Australians were at odds amongst themselves and the government over our involvement and the compulsory National Service Policy introduced specifically for the Vietnam War.

Wreaths will be laid to honour those who did not return alive from a foreign land many knew little about prior to our military involvement.

Your presence at the service on Sunday August 18, commencing at 11am at the Cenotaph Rainbow Beach Road, is welcomed.

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