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Springwood Memorial Day 2013

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One of the Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans & Associated Forces Inc. signature  events is their Memorial Day.

Catafalque Party taking post during 2011 Memorial Day commemoration.

Over time, this event has involved the participation of a most significant line-up of respected Australian Service and Public identities.

 

 

 

 

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NSW Governor Marie Bashir taking a Vice-Regal salute from   tri-services representatives, during the 2011 Memorial Day Parade.

The Memorial Day event is held in the village of Springwood NSW. Each year, the  Blue Mountains Vietnam Vetrans and Associated Forces conducts the largest single club annual parade and Memorial Service for Vietnam Veterans in Australia.Memorial day occurs on the Sunday closest to the Federally recognised Vietnam Veterans’ Day, which is held annually on 18 August (Long Tan Day).

Guest of honour Lt Col Gary McKay MC (Ret’d).

Gary served in Vietnam with 4RAR  as a young platoon commander, winning the Military Cross for gallantry.

After Vietnam, Gary served with distinction in the Australian Army for a total of 30yrs, retiring in 1995.

He has been a prolific author, penning a number of highly acclaimed books on Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam campaign.

The Parade started at 11:30am from the Fire Station. The street parade concluded at the Springwood War Memorial.

 

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