New Zealand will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in Wellington on 18 August 2016.

15-Aug-2016 3:56 PM

New Zealand will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in Wellington on 18 August 2016.

Wreathlaying ceremony, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington
His Excellency The Governor-General and the Chief of Defence Force will join with  the families of Vietnam fallen and representatives of the New Zealand Red Cross and the New Zealand Surgical Team at the National War Memorial in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for a wreathlaying ceremony at 10.00am. The main service will take place inside the Hall of Ceremonies and is expected to last  at least 40 minutes.

Media wishing to attend this service must be at the National War Memorial by 9.40am. There will be no opportunities for media  interviews at this service.

National Commemorative service, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
The Chief of Defence Force will join veterans and their families at the Michael Fowler Centre for the National commemorative service to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at the Michael Fowler Centre at 11.10am. Audio outputs will be available from the sound desk.

Media wishing to attend this service must be at the Michael Fowler Centre by 10.50am.

At the conclusion of the service, the offical party and guests will move to the Frank Renouf Foyer for a reception. Media interviews will be able to be conducted during the reception.
Media must register their intent to attend these services by midday Wednesday 17th August by emailing: media@mch.govt.nz or 021 564 909.
Media interested in the New Zealand veteran delegation travelling to take part in Australian commemorations of the Vietnam War in Canberra should contact Jane Keig, New Zealand Defence Force, on jane.keig@nzdf.mil.nz or 021 745 288.
 

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