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Badge - I help Legacy Badge

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Round metal badge with blue background, the Legacy torch and a yellow map of Australia. It says 'I help Legacy. Vets Connect. Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Ride around Australia 1996 in support of Legacy.'
Size
57 x 57 mm
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Object Registration
01707
Keywords
legacy promotion
Historical information
A badge that was produced to promote a Vietnam Veterans' Motorcycle ride around Australia in 1996 in support of Legacy.
An article in Trove shows a VetAffairs newsletter in July 1996 saying that 110 Vietnam veteran bikers spent 46 days in May and June 1996 riding over 14,000 kms to connect with veterans around the country. The Vietnam Veterans' Motorcycle Club organised the ride to raise awareness for Legacy who was looking after more than 122,000 widows and 2,000 children throughout Australia.
The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.
When Made
1996
Significance
A record of an event in 1996 that supported Legacy organised by the Vietnam Veterans' Motorcycle Club.
Last updated
18 Feb 2020 at 1:28PM