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Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial

Anzac Parade, Canberra, Australia
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Ranked #20 of 111 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Awesome memorial, I recommend anyone interested in war history to visit this. You feel connected in some way visiting here. This is one of a walk down Anzac Pde, various wars are remembered in a respectful way, such as Korean War, and also a special area dedicated to nurses and all the conflicts they were involved in. I suggest you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This memorial is well worth the visit especially if you have any kind of connection to this conflict. It is well designed and emotion provoking as are many of the other similar memorials - for example the Korean War memorial which is nearby. Do yourself a favour and take the time to walk to these memorials.

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brisbane australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Whatever your politics regarding the Vietnam War the principally men that fought there have been honoured with a fitting tribute at this memorial.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

As a Vietnam Vet I was impressed with this Memorial. We spent about 1hour here reading all the it's on the wall.

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