Friday, 25 May 2018
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is inviting local Vietnam veterans from across the region to apply to attend the 2018 Premier’s Reception at Government House in Sydney, in August.
Each year the Premier hosts a reception to thank Vietnam War veterans for their service. It compliments similar receptions held for veterans of the Korean War and veterans of contemporary conflicts.
“This is an opportunity for veterans to come together, to reflect on the bonds of mateship that held them together during the war and to pay respect to those who did not return,” Mr Marshall said.
“It also enables the NSW Government to pay its ongoing respect for the service and sacrifice of the Australian servicemen and women who served.
“The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest engagement of the 20th century. Almost 60,000 Australians fought in the war and 500 lost their lives.
“I encourage all interested veterans to apply to attend this year’s reception, held in August in commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan.
“While it is open to all, veterans who have not attended past receptions will be given precedence in the ballot draw.”
The reception will be held on Saturday, 11 August 2018, at Government House, Sydney.
Online applications for veterans across NSW interested in attending are open and close on 4 June, ahead of the ballot on 8 June.