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25-November-2016
25-November-2016

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The Memorial Avenue commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War.

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:Wangaratta - Whitfield Road , Wangaratta , 3677
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.392176
Long: 146.337029
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 7th May, 1996
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Memorial Avenue

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

Dedicated to those who served, suffered and died for their country

Proudly erected by Wangaratta & District Vietnam Veterans

Supported by the Wangaratta RSL Sub-Branch

Plaque :

This memorial rock was placed in position by the Wangaratta and District Vietnam Veterans on 7th May 1996

 

Source: MA
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