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The Garden of Reflection is dedicated to those who died on active service during the Vietnam War and to all those who served during the conflict. It is also dedicated to those who served in the conflict and have since died. 

The garden features a Long Tan Cross and individual unit plaques. 

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.

Location

Address:25 Veterans Drive, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven , 3925
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.521033
Long: 145.324317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th May, 2008
Front Inscription

Garden of Reflection

This is hallowed ground

This garden is dedicated to the memory of the Vietnam Veterans who died on active service during  the Vietnam War, and to 
all Vietnam Veterans who have since passed on. 

Left Side Inscription

Plaque : 

Garden of Reflection

This garden is dedicated to the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and to all those who served in the Vietnam conflict (1962-1973). 

The garden was built with funds provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs, and was officially opened on 11 May 2008 by the Minister for Veteran Affairs, the Hon. Alan Griffin MP.

Source: MA
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