A new plaque commemorating Vietnam veterans was unavailing on Thursday as part of the city’s Vietnam Veterans Day service.
Armidale’s 1 APC Squadron member Doug Lennox officially unveiled the plaque and guest speaker Major Andrew May spoke about the sacrifice soldiers made while serving in Vietnam.
The new plaque is just the first of many that will serve as a memorial for all wars and see the World War I Memorial Fountain returned to its original heritage state.
Mr Lennos said he had been trying to get a memorial here, not just for Vietnam, but for all the wars.
“A lot of people from this area served in Vietnam.
“So it is important for local people to have a place where we can remember our own veterans on any given day.
“When I was growing up we were taught to learn from our mistakes, and all wars to me are a mistake.
“The new memorial is somewhere for Armidale to remember.”
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