Viet Vets Service
The Governor paying his respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Kings Park

Paying respects to our Vietnam Veterans

Each year the Battle of Long Tan is commemorated with a special service at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Kings Park, with the Governor is attendance this year to pay his respects to our veterans and lay a wreath on behalf of all Western Australians.

The Battle, fought by 105 Australians and three New Zealanders up against more than 2000 Viet Cong took place in a rubber plantation near Long Tan in South Vietnam, and today stands as a symbol of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

The Governor joined veterans, families, friends, members of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia WA Branch and other VIP’s at King Park to recognise the 55th Anniversary of the Battle which was fought on August 18, 1966.

Photo – The Governor lay a wreath of behalf of all Western Australians that featured our in-season native wildflowers.

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