Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony 2018

    18 August 2018, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    18 August is the Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan (1966) in which the heavily outnumbered men of D Company, 6 Royal Australian Regiment fought a fierce battle against North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation close to the village of Long Tan. In 1969, veterans of 6RAR installed a memorial cross and held a service at Long Tan to commemorate the battle. Over time this day became synonymous with all those who served and died in Vietnam, and in 1987, Prime Minister Bob Hawke announced that Long Tan Day would be known as Vietnam Veterans Day.