On Friday, 17 August, I attended the Norman Park Vietnam Veteran’s Day Service. We gathered at the Memorial Gardens to pay tribute to the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.
One of the most well-known Australian engagements of the Vietnam War was the Battle of Long Tan, 18 August, 1966. The battle saw the action of 108 ANZACS against a Viet Cong (North Vietnamese) force estimated between 1,500 and 2,500. The Battle was one of the heaviest conflicts of the Vietnam War as well as one the few battles in the recorded history of the world to be won against such odds.
Vietnam Veterans' Day is celebrated in Australia on 18 August each year. On this day we stop to reflect upon the Australian who served during the Vietnam War and remember those who did not make it home.