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Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial

Anzac Parade, Canberra, Australia
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Ranked #19 of 110 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Spend some time at this really interesting exhibit, makes you realise the sacrifices the Aussis made for us. Easy to get to, also a number of other memorials locally for time to reflect.

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Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An unbelievable aura surrounds this place. A quiet and sombre place and one my husband (who was in Vietnam) and I return to from time to time. Just can't quite say why?

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Not a conventional type of memorial the wall of quotes and the ring with the names in it will not fail to impress.Takes you back and simply moves you.

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Geelong, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was terrific to see a memorial for the conflict that so many in this country opposed back in the late 60's and early 70's. The reality is that a considerable number of australians spent time fighting for democracy and freedom in Vietnam at that time and to see what they did recognised for all to see is spectacular!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This memorial is very impressive but the most poignant part is sitting inside reading the inscriptions on the walls.

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Canberra
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's one of the most appropriate memorials along Anzac Parade, especially for the large photo of the diggers being air-lifted out after an operation. But please stop at look at the separate memorials nearby to the six servicemen previously considered missing-in-action. Their remains have all been found in Vietnam over the past 6-8 years by some very persistent Australians, with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

As a proud daughter of a Vietnam Veteran it so important to have a special monument to reflect the sacrifice that my father (as his other V-V brothers & sisters) made to our Australian history. Growing up the Vietnam "Conflict" was not discussed openly in school like the other Anzac stories. Luckily my parents had educated me to understand the... More

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Melbourne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Not a lot to see but it is very well presented and displayed. It brings tears to your eyes reading the words and reflecting what a waste of life through these wars. When will the politicians wake up and people stop interfering with peoples lives and values. I found it very touching and sad.

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Perth, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
124 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a beautiful memorial representing all those service personnel who spent time in hell. It is a memorial that was opened to long after the Vietnam War ended in 1972

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
86 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I walked up and down ANZAC Parade taking in all of the memorials and this was a highlight. I think this must be taken in conjunction with all of the others along the parade to get a feel for the sheer pride felt by Australia for all of its veterans, and especially now for the boys who fought in this,... More

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