The Vietnam War (1955–75) was fought between South Vietnam (backed by the United States) and the Viet Cong, the communist-led insurgent force supported by the North Vietnamese Army. The Viet Cong sought to unify the country after the partition that resulted from the First Indochina War (1946–54). Australian support for South Vietnam was in the context of a desire by the United States and other nations to stop the spread of communism in Europe and Asia. While Australia didn’t enter the war until 1962, it was to become our longest conflict of the 20th century. More than 60,000 Australians served in Vietnam, of which 523 were killed and more than 3,000 were wounded. Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918, the day fighting ceased on the Western Front in France and Belgium, bringing the hostilities of World War I to an end. Remembrance Day is traditionally recognised by one minute’s silence at 11.00am on 11 November – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – when the World War I Armistice came into effect. Known as Armistice Day until 1945, it was renamed Remembrance Day to honour those who have died or been wounded in all theatres of war. We remember all those who served our country during the Vietnam War. Lest We Forget.


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