Episode 2563 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how Australian Vietnam Veterans are being honored and remembered in Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia. The featured story comes from the Echo of Mullumbimby and is titled: Vietnam Killed In Action soldiers remembered. The story was provided by Eve Jeffery. She is a Journalist, photographer, filmmaker, artivist and vocal coach.
In the episode, Eve Jeffery will present the story she wrote about the Australian Vietnam Veterans Vigil organization and the ceremony it organized to be held on August 18 2023. It will recognize and remember the collective loss to the nation.
Many Vietnam Vets in Australia feel that the government has been extremely quiet on the whole matter – some suggesting that they don’t want people standing at gravesides, remembering the real cost of wars fought to keep in the good books of America – preferring a photo op for the politician and generals on Anzac Parade, where they control the narrative and mention, almost in passing, the ‘523 who did not return.
The VVV recognized that many Vietnam Veterans, and the next of kin of those killed in action, are either too frail, or do not have the financial resources to attend the ceremony in Canberra, but may be able to visit their local cemetery, and by doing so, play an active part in this significant year of remembrance.
The aim of the VVV is to provide surviving Vietnam Veterans, next of kin, the relatives of the fallen, and the Australian people an opportunity to participate in a meaningful way, across the nation and overseas. By recognizing individual losses, the vigil will pay respects to those who were killed in action, and show solidarity with their loved ones.
Listen to episode 2563 and discover more about how Australian Vietnam Veterans are being honored and remembered in Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia.