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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 before the conflict in Afghanistan. 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.
|Address:||Victoria Parade & Bluff Road, Bluff Road Coastal Reserve , Devonport, 7310|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.166219|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-August-1962|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-April-1975|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 4th June, 2011|
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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