Long Tan Day | Vietnam Veterans' Day 2018

Long Tan Day | Vietnam Veterans' Day 2018

Also known as Long Tan Day, Vietnam Veterans’ Day falls on 18 August each year.

The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest military engagement of the 20th century. Almost 60,000 Australians fought in the war and more than 500 lost their lives. Originally known as Long Tan Day, Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, where 108 brave young men from D Company 6RAR resisted an attack of 1,500–2,500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops. It would become one of the most extraordinary chapters in Australia’s military history.

KEY TIMINGS
9.30am: Gunfire Breakfast near the Police Memorial, St Kilda Road
11am: Marchers Step off from Police Memorial
11.20am: Marchers approach the Shrine Forecourt
11.30am: Keynote address by Victoria’s Governor The Honourable Linda Dessau AM
11.35am: Address by Victoria’s Premier The Honourable Daniel Andrews MP
11.40am: Long Tan Cross siting re-enactment
12 noon: Wreath laying on the Shrine Forecourt


When & Where


Date: Saturday 18th of August 2018


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 Corner St Kilda Road and Domain Road  Melbourne Victoria 3001 | Map Link opens in a new window
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