Vietnam veterans attend war memorial
Veterans and their families attended the Ettalong War Memorial on August 18 to commemorate Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Day on August 18.
A memorial service and march were coordinated by the Vietnam Veterans Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia Central Coast Sub Branch, with the march commencing from 11:15am at the sub-branch's office on the corner of Beach St and Broken Bay Rd and ending at the War Memorial.
Following the service, sub-branch members, friends and invited guests made their way to Ettalong Diggers for a memorial lunch.
This year's Memorial Day commemorated two significant dates, the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Binh Ba and Hat Ditch, which took place on June 5 and 6 in 1969 and the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the most significant battle to the Australian forces during the Vietnam War, where 18 men died.
Media release, 20 Aug 2019
Alan Ball, VVPPAACC Sub Branch