Episode 2620 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast features a story about how Australia is honoring its Vietnam Veterans on the 50th anniversary of the end of the War for the country. The featured story appeared in the Noosa Today of Noosaville, Queensland, Australia. The story is titled: Vietnam veterans encouraged to apply for Commemorative Medallion.
The Australian Government has produced a 50th anniversary commemorative medallion and certificate of recognition, honouring the service of Australians who served in the Vietnam War.
On 29 March 2023, Prime Minister Hon Anthony Albanese MP and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh officially announced the medallion, presenting a group of Vietnam veterans with their commemorative medallion and certificate, at a special ceremony held at Parliament House, acknowledging their service and sacrifice in Vietnam.
Llew O’Brien is a Federal Member for Wide Bay in the Australian Parliament. He is Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement in the House of Representatives.
At a recent event in Noosaville he stated; “Between 1962 and 1975, almost 60,000 Australians served during the Vietnam War and while Australia can never repay the debt we owe these veterans, the medallion and certificate are a small way to honor their service,”
“More than 500 Australians lost their lives in the Vietnam War, and we remember their sacrifice and honor the veterans who returned home bearing the physical and mental scars of their service.”
All Australian veterans who served in the Vietnam War are eligible to receive a medallion, and the widow or family member of an Australian veteran who served is also eligible to apply.
CLICK HERE for applications for the Vietnam War Commemorative Medallion and Certificate .
Listen to episode 2620 and discover more about how Australia is honoring its Vietnam Veterans on the 50th anniversary of the end of the War for the country.