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24-May-2014
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The Memorial Avenue commemorates Tasmanian servicemen who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

The Rotary Club of Devonport South East created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Walk of 17 plaques on plinths commemorating the 17 Tasmanian servicemen who lost their lives during the  Vietnam War.

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:Victoria Parade & Bluff Road, Bluff Road Coastal Reserve , Devonport, 7310
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.166219
Long: 146.364352
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th June, 2011
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Avenue

The plaques found along this memorial avenue honour the sacrifice made by 17 Tasmanian servicemen who lost their lives during the Vietnam Campaign 1962 - 1973 

Lest We Forget

The Rotary Club thanks the following for their support of this initiative : 
Department of Veterans Affairs "Saluting Their Service Program"
Tasmania Community Fund
Devonport City Council
Youth & Family Focus - Focus on Futures Group

This initiative is a 40th anniversary project of the Rotary Club of Devonport South - East Inc

Opened by : Gerald O`Dee  4th June 2011

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Source: MA
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