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Seven years in the making, the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk was opened in March 2013. The Wall includes both the names of all Australian veterans who served in the Vietnam War and a photographic timeline. The Commemorative Walk is not to memorialise those who served in Vietnam and/or those who paid the ultimate price, but to commemorate the service all who played their part in what turned out to be a tumultuous part of Australia's history. Plaques in the interpretive centre give an accurate history of the times prior to military commitment, the period of our involvement and the aftermath. The Walk is a meandering earth path set amidst native trees and grasses that resemble rubber trees and rice paddies. These two plants are synonymous with Vietnam. The Wall is made up of 106 panels of DigiGlass with the name of every Serviceman and Servicewoman who served in their various capacities. The names are separated only by the Service in which they served in alphabetical order. The plinths on which the panels stand have holes for Poppies: the effect is a field of Poppies under the names. Behind the names is the picture story of the Vietnam conflict and the wall is lite of an evening. At the start of the walk a recreation of the Luscombe bowl, red brick pavers with names and dedications and a black granite memorial Cairn, further along is a Centurion Tank and a replica of the Long Tan Cross. Still to come are a Huey helicopter and other artillery pieces. This Commemorative Walk and its Wall are free for all to view and take the time to follow the meandering path or sit and contemplate. A job well done by a dedicated team. The Vietnam Veterans invite you to Seymour.
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