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Plaque - Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade Commorative Plaque

From the Collection of Tramways/East Melbourne RSL Sub Branch - RSL Victoria Listing id: 27511 391 Gore Street Fitzroy Victoria

Description
Plaque commemorating the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade in Sydney 1987.
Image shows a map of Australia, with the Australian Flag visible.
Text reads ' Vietnam Veterans Parade Sydney 1987. Australian Vietnam Forces.'
Size
23c x 18cm x 3cm
Object Registration
0118
Keywords
vietnam, vietnam war, sydney, australian vietnam forces, vietnam veterans parade sydney 1987
Historical information
Was given to commemorate the homecoming of the Vietnam War Vets, as there was no formal welcome home at the actual end of the Vietnam War. This group of veterans were the first group to be not given a formal welcome parade at the end of their service. This parade occurred 25 years after the Vietnam War, and signified the changed attitudes around the services performed by these men.
When Made
1987
Significance
This plaque commemorates the welcome home parade for all Vietnam Veterans 25 years after the war finished.
It was intended to show the appreciation and good will of the Australian people in stark contrast to the bad feelings demonstrated to Servicemen an d women on their initial returns.
Last updated
1 Aug 2017 at 3:24PM