Vietnam veterans to march together

BALLARAT Vietnam veterans will gather on Sunday to commemorate the war that divided the nation.

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About 50 Vietnam veterans and their families will march from the Ballarat Apartments on Lyons Street South – formerly the Ballarat RSL – to the South-East Asian war memorial on Sturt Street.

Vietnam Veterans Association Ballarat branch secretary Yvonne Thomas said the event would commemorate the Australian veterans ahead of Vietnam Veterans Day on Monday, August 18.

She said Vietnam Veterans Day fell on the anniversary of the major battle at Long Tan. Vietnam Veterans Association state secretary Peter Bright will be a guest speaker at the event.