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07-February-2016
07-February-2016

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The Vietnam Memorial Grove consists of 521 native Australian trees, one for each of the Australian servicemen killed in Vietnam, which are planted in unit groups.  The trees represent a living memorial to each serviceman.

This unique memorial was dedicated on Coral Day 16th May 1993, by the NSW governor, Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair. The inscription reads" For those who have fought for it, Life has a quality the sheltered will never know". These words were written on a bunker at Khe Sanh after the relief of that base which had been under siege for months. The dedication service was attended by senior military officers, Vietnam Veterans, parents, families, and friends of Veterans.

It was initiated by Veterans John Flood and Peter Houlahan. The Grove has been extended north and south by Muswellbrook RSL and National Servicemen's Associaton in memory of generations of service men and women who have served throughout the world. It is cared for with assistance of Macquarie Generation, Muswellbrook RSL and inmates from St Heliers Correctional Centre.

The rest area contains a landscaped garden area and various plaques and memorials including the Vietnam War Memorial and the South Vietnamese War Memorial. 

Location

Address:New England Highway, Vietnam Memorial Rest Area, Muswellbrook, 2333
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.247574
Long: 150.896435
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1973

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th May, 1993
Front Inscription

(Rest Area)

Plaque: 
"For those who have fought for it 
Life has a quality the 
sheltered will never know"


VIETNAM 
1962 - 1972


Plaque: 
MUSWELLBROOK MEMORIAL GROVE
THIS GROVE EXTENDS NORTH AND SOUTH ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY COVERING A DISTANCE OF 1750 METRES
CONSTRUCTED IN 1992 THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF THE CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
THE MUSWELLBROOK MEMORIAL GROVE IS MANAGED AND MAINTAINED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE MUSWELLBROOK RSL BRANCH


Plaque: 
IN APPRECIATION OF THE MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS CARRIED OUT AT THE MUSWELLBROOK MEMORIAL GROVE BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
ST HELIERS CORRECTIONAL CENTRE


Plaque: 
MACQUARIE GENERATION IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE MUSWEELBROOK MEMORIAL GROVE IN HONOUR OF OUR VETERANS AND THOSE WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY. 









 

Inscription in Proximity

  Vietnam Memorial

           This
Memorial Grove Is
Dedicated To The Memory
Of Those Australians Killed
As A Result Of Action In
 Republic of South
       Vietnam 

  1962 - 1972

Source: MA
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