LIVING HEROES - VP60
TOWNSVILLE, NORTH QUEENSLAND
Living Heroes - VP60
August 12th ~ 15th 2005
August 12th to 15th 2005 Living Heroes - VP60 is a Townsville City Council event that will mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II and commemorate our veterans. It follows successful events such as Coral Sea 92 and VP50, in 1995. The four-day celebration will be staged from Friday 12, through to Monday 15 August, 2005.
Following is an initial program that has been designed in consultation with the RSL, Defence organisations and the Townsville community.
FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST
Troop Train and Historic Military Vehicle Convoy Arrival
Veterans will travel between Brisbane and Townsville in the tradition of a Troop train, followed by a convoy of Historic Military Vehicles for the commencement of celebrations.
"Reveille" Welcome Reception
An early evening reception hosted by the Mayor of Townsville Cr Tony Mooney.
SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST
Jezzine Barracks Open Day
An open day at Jezzine Barracks hosted by 11th Brigade.
Living Heroes Street Parade
Veterans and their families will take pride of place in the Living Heroes Street Parade along The Strand.
Salute to Living Heroes - VP60 Sky Show
A spectacular aerial display along The Strand culminating in the largest pyrotechnics display ever staged in North Queensland.
SUNDAY 14TH AUGUST
A Series of Commemorative Events
Commemorative events including historical site tours, unit reunions, dedication memorials and ceremonial events.
MONDAY 15TH AUGUST
VP60 Day Celebrations
A VP Day Dawn Service of Remembrance. Followed by a Veteran's morning tea and re-enactment of the 1945 Peace Announcement in the Townsville Mall.
A schedule of complimentary events hosted by official partners will be confirmed no later than May 30th.
All travel bookings can be made with Harvey World Travel Townsville, phone 07 4772 3423.
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This page first produced 9 April 2005
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