FLYING THE FLAG: THE parade makes it way to the Cenotaph from the RSL.
FLYING THE FLAG: THE parade makes it way to the Cenotaph from the RSL. Contributed

Memorial service for Vietnam Vets

VETERANS from many campaigns, including the Korean War, attended a memorial service to Vietnam Veterans at the Evans Head Cenotaph on August 18.

Led by the Ballina Pipe Band, the veterans marched from the Woodburn-Evans Head RSL Club with Colour Party from all three services, RAAF personnel from the local RAAF Weapons Range, and Padre Major Richard Brown, MM, who served in Vietnam.

Sub-branch member Bob Morris gave a moving account of his experience in the Battle for Long Tan in Vietnam, where he served as a member of 3 Platoon, Alpha Coy, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.

Major Brown also spoke of the impact that the Vietnam War had on those who served and their families.

The memorial service was attended by many local citizens.

The parade retired to the local RSL club for lunch.



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