- A great deal of planning and fund raising took place before the 28th April 2016 commencement of construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pathway at Osborne Park, North Geelong, near the existing Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Work continued at a brisk pace up to the official opening on 27th May.
The pictures below show the construction of the curved path edged by approximately 270 special pavers purchased by subscribers and stamped with the names of Veterans and Units who served in Vietnam. A double sided Roll of Honour commemorative panel lists the 521 names of who were killed or died of wounds during the Vietnam Campaign (1962 - 1975). The panel base has holders to encourage visitors to place poppies to remember the Veterans. These are followed by photos of the finished Memorial and it's surrounds.
The project could not have proceed without the valuable assistance of the City of Greater Geelong guiding the project with support in addressing technical, planning and statutory requirements. The Geelong and District Vietnam Veterans Association are also extremely grateful to the State and Federal Government for providing funds to enable this project to proceed.
The Memorial Park is a distinct commemoration site within Vietnam Veterans Avenue of Honour. The Vietnam Veterans Avenue of Honour is the only such Avenue in Victoria and the Geelong and District Sub Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Association Australia is very proud to have realised this lasting memorial.
Special thanks to Ken Baker and Rieny Nieuwenhof for their perseverance in bringing this important project to fruition.
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