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Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorations

August 29, 2019

Good Shepherd College was represented by College Captain Belle Stickland, and Vice Captain Shannen Wedding at the Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorations on Sunday August 18th. The girls laid a bouquet of flowers, kindly arranged and donated by Linda Stickland, at the memorial service. Vietnam Veterans Day, also known as Long Tan Day, honours all who served in Vietnam, including the 521 Australians who died and more than 3000 people who were wounded, injured or became ill as a result of the conflict. The Battle of Long Tan was one of the fiercest battles fought by Australian Soldiers in the Vietnam War.

We acknowledge all the Vietnam veterans who have lost their lives since the end of the war, those who still carry the physical and emotional scars of their service, and the families that have stood by them.