Vietnam Veterans Day 2019 to be marked in Murray Bridge

Homecoming: Australian Defence Force personnel carry the coffins of 33 Australian service personnel during a repatriation ceremony in 2016. Photo: Sergeant Janine Fabre.
Homecoming: Australian Defence Force personnel carry the coffins of 33 Australian service personnel during a repatriation ceremony in 2016. Photo: Sergeant Janine Fabre.

Sunday will be the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, fought in South Vietnam in 1966.

This day is now known as Vietnam Veterans Day, and is used to commemorate all those who served during the Vietnam War, especially those who paid the supreme sacrifice in battle.

Five hundred and one Australian soldiers died during that conflict, with the remains of the last 33 only recently being repatriated to Australia for burial, after having been away from their families and friends for more than five decades.

To commemorate all those who served during the Vietnam War, and especially those who died during the conflict, Murray Bridge RSL will conduct a commemoration service at the RSL clubrooms on Sunday at 11 am.

Veterans from all conflicts, particularly those from the Vietnam War, are invited to attend this service to pay their respects to the fallen.

Former and serving Australian Defence Force members should wear medals as awarded.

Family and friends of service members are also invited to participate, and all interested members of the public will be made welcome.

  • More information: David Laing 0407 791 822.