News & Events - 2020

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Vietnam Veterans Day - 18 August, 2020


​​Our Choir had the honour of singing at the Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration at Sid Loder Park. The service was a beautiful acknowledgement of the service of those who fought in Vietnam, and Our Lady of Dolours was proud to be a part of it. Our Defence students laid a wreath on behalf of our school community. 

Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966. On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against over 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation not far from the small village of Long Tan. The Australians prevailed, but only after fighting in torrential rain for four hours. Eighteen Australians lost their lives and 24 were wounded, the largest number of casualties in one operation since the Australian task force had arrived a few months earlier. ​