Vietnam Veterans’ Day was commemorated on August 18 at the Ettalong Beach memorial to commemorate the battle of Long Tan in 1966.
Those attending included Ettalong Diggers chief executive Mr Bill Jackson, together with Vietnam veterans and members of the Vietnam Veterans’ Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia Central Coast sub-branch.
Sub-branch president Mr Allan Ball said that 2020 was the first year there had not been an official service organised to mark the battle since the inception of the sub-branch.
It was important veterans and the public supported low key remembrance ceremonies, during adverse conditions, to honor Australia’s servicemen and women.
Media release, 18 Aug 2020
Norm Harris, Umina