23 Jul Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Day 2021
It is with great disappointment that I have to let you all know that due to the current lockdowns in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains and the uncertainty of what will be happening in August, with Covid-19 lockdowns, that the Committee has no alternative but to cancel this Year’s Memorial Day.
It is obviously a decision that is as disappointing to all our members as it is to the Committee.
Although we won’t be holding our Memorial Day I’d like to think that on Wednesday the 18th August – Long Tan and Vietnam Veterans’ Day that we take the time to reflect upon this Day.
Australia’s actions in Vietnam started in 1962 with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATV) affectionately known as the Team.
Almost 60,000 Australians, including ground troops and Airforce and Navy personnel, served in Vietnam, 521 died as a result of the War and over 3,000 were wounded.
Our Association is honoured to have two (2) members who served in D Company 6RAR at the Battle of Long Tan – Terry Ryan and Tom Humphries, we salute you Gentlemen.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again,
They sit no more at familiar tables of home,
They have no lot in our labour of the daytime,
They sleep beyond Australia’s foam.
Stay safe during these difficult times and if you require any assistance, ring the Association’s office telephone number (02) 4751 8528 and your call will be diverted to one of our Association member’s mobile phones, who can assist you.
Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans & Associated Forces Inc.
Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub
104-108 Macquarie Street, Springwood. NSW. 2777
Postal Address: Post Office Box 55 Springwood. NSW. 2777
Office: (02) 4751 8528 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1000hrs until 1400hrs
Mobile: 0427 794914
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