Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
Each year on the 18th of August also known as Vietnam Veterans Day, we honour and commemorate all those who served in Vietnam, including the 521 Australians who died and more than 3,000 people who were wounded, injured or became ill as a result of the conflict.
The Battle of Long Tan, on 18 August 1966, was one of the fiercest battles fought by Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War, involving 105 Australians and three New Zealanders from D Company 6RAR. A total of 17 Australians were killed in action and 25 were wounded, one of whom later died of his wounds. 53 years on we still remember these brave men and women who fought our freedom and will never forget the sacrifices they made to protect our beautiful country. Please keep these brave individuals in your thoughts today.
Image Courtesy: Australian War Memorial
VIETNAM VETERANS DAY 2021
MELBOURNE SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE
DIGITAL STREAMED SERVICE
1100 HRS WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST 2021
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