President Don Holland enjoying a well-earned drink with members of the Eureka Mob of Vietnam Veterans after last year’s commemoration.
Planning is well underway for the Vietnam Veterans’ Day commemorations in Tin Can Bay to be held on 18 August.
We commemorate Vietnam Veterans’ Day on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in 1966. We remember the sacrifices of those who died and say thank you to almost 60,000 Australians who served during the ten years of our involvement in the Vietnam War.
This year’s Vietnam Veterans’ Day will be particularly poignant as we mark the loss of five of our Veterans in the past year with the unveiling of commemorative plaques.
President Don Holland said, ‘The unveiling of commemorative plaques is the least we can do to recognize the service and contributions to our nation of these heroic Veterans.’
Vietnam Veterans’ Day will commence with a service at 11am at Anzac Memorial Park, Tin Can Bay.
Everyone is then welcome to adjourn to the Tin Can Bay RSL sub-branch for a sausage sizzle and refreshments after the service.
by Ross Carruthers