Local Veterans and Families Are Being Reminded About a Special Commemorative Medallion

August 18, 2023 1:12 am in by

Today will see a local service take place in Port Pirie by the RSL with a service in Memorial Park on Memorial Drive from 11am. More info here.

Local Veterans and families are being reminded about a special Commemorative Medallion to mark 50 years since Australia ended its involvement in the Vietnam War.

Today is Vietnam Veterans’ Day which recognises the 60,000 Australians who served, of which 523 lost their lives and more than 3,000 were wounded.

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The Commemorative Medallion is being made available to all Vietnam veterans, or to the family of those who are now deceased, to acknowledge their service.

Former Governor-General and Vietnam Veteran, Sir Peter Cosgrove, says it’s important to remember and honour Local Veterans who served and sacrificed so much.