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24-May-2014
24-May-2014

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A memorial commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War.  This Garden was originally in Burnie before being moved to this present location and incorporating the original Vietnam War Memorial.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history. The arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

The end-date of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War has officially been amended to 29 April 1975 to reflect Australia’s further involvement in the war during the fall of Saigon in 1975. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra now recognise this new date.

Location

Address:Bells Parade, ANZAC Park, Somerset, 7322
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.039392
Long: 145.838305
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Front Inscription

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

1962 - 1973

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Plaque :

This memorial stone was relocated to this site in 2009

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Garden

This memorial garden is preserved by the citizens of Burnie in honour of those Australians who served in South Vietnam betwwen 1962 and 1973.

Remember that these people joined in battle with our Allies in the name of freedom.  Remember those who died during and after the conflict and those still suffering.

Remember, all of them served Australia with honour

Lest We Forget

This memorial was the initiative of the Burnie & Districts Sub-Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

 

Left Side Inscription

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia 
Burnie & Districts Sub-Branch

This plaque is dedicated to the Council of the Waratah-Wynyard Municiplaity on recognition of their generous support in the establishment of this memorial garden

Source: MA
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