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The Vietnam War Memorial commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the battale of Long Tan.  Funding was received through the Saluting Their Service Program. 

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

However, 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:Grant Street, RSL Memorial Park , Ballina, 2478
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.869501
Long: 153.556362
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 18th August, 2016
Front Inscription

In Memory Of The 60,000 Men And Women Of The Australian Defence Force Who Served In The Vietnam War 1962 - 1975
We Honour And Remember Their Sacrifice
Especially The 521 Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice

This Monument Was Dedicated On The
18th August 2016
To Commemorate The 50th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Long Tan
In The Presence Of Members Of The
Ballina RSL Sub-Branch

Source: MA,DVA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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