Friday 18th August 2023


10:00am - 12:00pm

Today we commemorate Vietnam Veterans’ Day – 50 years since Australia ended its involvement in the Vietnam War.

We remember the sacrifices of those who died and say thank you to almost 60,000 Australians who served during the 10 years of our involvement in the Vietnam War.

Please join us at Anzac Memorial Park for a special commemorative service.
(Location: next to Redlands RSL Sub Branch HQ building. Cnr Passage & Shore St W, Cleveland).

9.45am – Assemble at Anzac Memorial Park
10am – Service Commences


Vietnam Veterans’ Day (18 August) recognises the invaluable contribution of Australians who served in the Vietnam War.
Australia’s involvement in the war formally ended in 1973, making this – the 50th anniversary – a particularly important year to commemorate. More than 60,000 Australians served in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973, with some returning for humanitarian operations in 1975.
Sadly, 523 died, some 3,000 were wounded, and – amidst strong anti-war sentiment – many who returned home were treated unfairly by some members of the community.
Vietnam Veterans’ Day is a chance for us all to pay the respects that Vietnam vets were often denied, but always deserved.