There will be a ceremony at the Katherine Cenotaph this afternoon.
Today is Vietnam Veterans Day.
Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on August 18 every year. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the Battle of Long Tan on August 18, 1966.
On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against more than 2000 North Vietnamese and Main Force Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation not far from the small village of Long Tan.
The Anzac's prevailed, but only after fighting in torrential rain for three and a half hours. They were nearly overrun, but were saved by a timely ammunition resupply, accurate artillery fire from the nearby Australian base, and the arrival of reinforcements.
Everyone is welcome to join the ceremony from 5.30pm.