18 Aug 2022

Honouring the Vietnam Vets

On 18 August 2022, Lewis Brown (Year 9), Emily Orsida (Year 11), School Captain Rory Brooker (Year 12) and Principal Willett attended the Vietnam Veterans' Day Memorial Service at the Cobram and District War Memorial. 

They were joined by veterans and students from other local schools in commemorating those who served in the Vietnam War, a conflict that claimed the lives of 521 Australians and wounded a further 3,000. It was heartening that we were asked by former Vietnam veteran Rob Brown (from the Cobram-Barooga RSL) to participate in this important service, which involved Emily reading the poem ‘A soldier’s Message’, and Lewis playing the Last Post on his trumpet. 

Both students did a magnificent job in their respective roles and represented the School superbly. Having active involvement in this memorial service is a testament to the character of our school leaders and demonstrates a clear commitment to serving our community where we can – one of our key school pillars. 

We will remember them.