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Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans Competition

November 26, 2015


18 August 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and Federal Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes, is encouraging all Year 9 and 10 students to enter a competition, Honouring Australia Vietnam Veterans.

"The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most well-known Australian engagements in the Vietnam War and this competition is an opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of what our young soldiers went through during this bloody battle," Chris Hayes said.

Entries close on 8 April 2016 and can be in the format of a written response, multimedia response, or a creative response.

Winners will be selected by a judging panel and will receive a certificate and plaque. They will also participate in a three day Canberra Commemorative Program from 17-19 August 2016 to visit cultural institution and attend a commemorative service on Vietnam Veterans Day.

"I would encourage all schools to submit their best student entry and be a part of this special commemoration," Chris Hayes said.

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