An initiative of the Yarra Valley and Outer Eastern Melbourne Vietnam Veterans Assn; RSL Sub-branches: Croydon, Healesville, Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, Yarra Junction, Warburton, Yarra Glen;National Serviceman’s Association: Outer Eastern Sub-branch.
In 2003, approaches were made to Healesville RSL by local Vietnam Veterans who were concerned for the future of the district's Vietnam Veterans Day Services. They felt that a larger Service combining RSL Sub-branches and Vietnam Veterans of the broader upper Yarra Valley would ensure a more appropriate, lasting remembrance. Consequently the RSLs & Veterans met and the result was our first Combined Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorative Service in 2005. The combination has proved successful and has been growing each year (despite 2009's atrocious weather).The Commemoration rotates between communities each year. This year our host is Outer Eastern VVAA at Knox War Memorial. For a pictorial history visit our
A Free Family Sausage Sizzle will take place after the March & Service
50th Anniversaryof the Battle of Long Tan
Sunday August 14, 2016KNOX WAR MEMORIALTim Neville Arboretum, Cnr. Dorset Rd. & Francis Cres. Ferntree GullyMelways Ref: 73 K1ALL WELCOMEMarch: 10:45 am Step OffVeterans assemble at Francis Cres. car park for march. Disabled Parking: Dobson ParkService: 11:00 amThe Service will be Supported by KNOX CITY COUNCIL, RINGWOOD HIGHLAND PIPE BAND, STUDENTS from THE KNOX SCHOOLEnquiries:Service: Aff Binnoore0409 365 210March: Alan Tadich0409 172 912