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VIC: Day Run to Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Walk in Seymour (with guided tour) and Lunch in Euroa
July 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
A day run is being organised to the Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Walk in High Street, Seymour, with a guided tour, followed by lunch in Euroa.
We plan to travel to Seymour via the Hume Highway, with morning tea in Seymour prior to our guided tour of the Commemorative Walk. After our tour we will travel to the Seven Creeks Hotel in Euroa for lunch (PAYG). Return via Mansfield and Yea to Melbourne. If you are interested in attending this event please contact Eric Gorr on 0409 939 113 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Steven and Anna.
9.00am – Meet at the Shell Service Station on the corner of the Hume Highway and Donneybrook Road, Donneybrook, approximately 45 minutes from the City.
9.30am – Depart Donneybrook for Seymour and the Aramintas Tea Room/Cafe, 56 Tallarook Street, Seymour, next to the Court House, approximately one hour from Donneybrook.
10.30am – 11.30am – morning tea at Aramintas Tea Room/Cafe. Our guide, Ross, will meet us at the coffee shop and provide a brief explanation of the area before our guided tour. Finish the tour at approximately 12.30pm.
12.30pm – Depart Seymour for Euroa.
1.15-1.30pm – Lunch at the Seven Creeks Hotel in Euroa.
After lunch head home though Mansfield, Yea or the Hume Highway as you wish.
The Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Walk is the only one of its kind in Australia dedicated to Vietnam Veterans. The Walk has been created using symbolic elements of Vietnam and the wall includes the names of all Australian veterans who served in the Vietnam War and a photographic timeline. In the interpretive sense, it gives an accurate history of the times prior to military commitment, the period of our involvement and the aftermath.
The Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk was opened in March 2013 and is the only one of its kind in Australia dedicated to Vietnam Veterans.
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 of 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 involvement and the aftermath.
The Walk is a meandering red earth path set amidst native trees and grasses that resemble rubber trees and rice paddies. Plants synonymous with Vietnam. 106 panels of DigiGlass with the name of every Serviceman and Servicewoman who served in their various capacities. The names are separated by the Service in alphabetical order. Behind the names is the picture story of the Vietnam conflict and the wall is lite of an evening.
A recreation of the Luscombe bowl, red brick pavers, a black granite memorial Cairn, a Centurion Tank, a replica of the Long Tan Cross, a Huey helicopter and other artillery pieces complete the walk.