Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
Seven years in the making, the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk was opened in March 2013. The Wall includes both the names of all Australian veterans who served in the Vietnam War and a photographic timeline.
The Commemorative Walk is not to memorialise those who served in Vietnam and/or those who paid the ultimate price, but to commemorate the service of all who played their part in what turned out to be a tumultuous part of Australia's history. It will, in the interpretive centre give an accurate history of the times prior to military commitment, the period of our involvement and the aftermath.
The Walk will be a meandering red earth path set in native trees and grasses that resemble rubber trees and rice paddies. These two plants are synonymous with Vietnam.
Along the length of this Walk will be walls made up of panels of DigiGlass with the name of every Serviceman and Servicewoman who served in their various capacities. The names will be separated only by the Service in which they served in alphabetical order. The plinths on which the panels stand will have holes for Poppies; the effect is to have a field of Poppies under the names. Behind the names is the picture story of the Vietnam conflict.
There will be areas of contemplation for people to use along the length of this walk.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ High Street, Seymour | Map
✆ 03 5792 3227
❊ Web Links ❊
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