27 July each year is known by the Vietnamese as Remembrance Day for its Martyrs and Wounded Soldiers.
Remembrance Day was established to commemorate the Vietnamese who were killed or wounded in engagements that involved Vietnamese military including the Vietnam War, the Anti-Japanese campaign of WWII, the First Indochina War, the Cambodian-Vietnamese War, border conflicts with China and Thailand, insurgency in Laos, clashes with the Khmer insurgent groups etc.
The Organising Committee of the 2016 Vietnam Australia Friendship Dinner were invited by 33 Regiment of the North Vietnamese Army to commemorate the occasion at Binh Ba with them this morning on 27 July 2016.
AusCham’s Executive Director, Phil Johns was also invited to join.
* Note, Australia will commemorate Vietnam Veterans’ Day on 18 August. 2016 will also mark the 50th anniversary since Long Tan.
- For photos of today’s commemorative service in Binh Ba, click here.
Calendar of events
- Special AusCham Sundowners, 16 August 2016, HCMC
- 50th Anniversary Long Tan Concert, 17 August 2016, Vung Tau
- Commemorative Service, 18 August 2016, Long Tan Cross
- Vietnam / Australia Friendship Dinner, 18 August 2016, Vung Tau
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