Unfortunately, due to being in a COVID Impacted Area, we have had to make the very difficult decision of postponing the Vietnam Veteran Day commemoration on Wednesday 18 August.
There are a number of factors that have led to this decision.
- Cairns is a COVID Impacted Area and there are a number of restrictions regarding holding an outdoor event that we would find difficult to address.
- Navy and Army have withdrawn from the service, not being able to provide the Catafalque Party, Chaplin, or any Uniform Members.
- The is also the risk of illness to our most vulnerable older members.
We will review the situation in the future and a decision will be made if another date can be set to conduct the commemorative service.
If you wish to still commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day as a private member, then please make sure that you abide by the COVID Impacted Area restrictions of social distancing and not gather in groups of more than 10 people, wear a mask and hand sanitise as often as you are able.
Thank you for your understanding
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