Circular – 10 August 2020

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Victory in the Pacific Day and Vietnam Veterans Day

In previous years District Councils, sub-Branches and their members have been invited to join us at both the Victory in the Pacific Day and Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorations held at the Cenotaph in Martin Place. Unfortunately, this year due to COVID-19 regulations, these two important commemorations will be by invitation only.

To comply with COVID-19 safety measures, the area around the Cenotaph will be secured for both services and access will be by invitation only. To avoid disappointment, it is important that members do not turn up to the Cenotaph expecting to attend the services unless they have been invited and have received a confirmation email from ANZAC House. Once the services have been completed, the Cenotaph will be available for veterans and family members to lay personal tributes.

While we understand this will no doubt be disappointing to a number of you, and is certainly not the way we would like to present these important days in our commemoration calendar, we have a responsibility to ensure the safety of not only the veteran community but the wider community of New South Wales. ANZAC House has ensured that representatives from Navy, Army and Air Force associations will be in attendance and laying a tribute on the day.

A video will be produced of both the VP Day and Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorations, which will be available on the RSL NSW website and social media shortly after the two services.

Thank you for your continued understanding.

Jeff O’Brien
GM Member Services and State Secretary