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Giving veterans better access

Des Hudson, and Vietnam Veterans Association’s Bill Dobell and Peter Starr.
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A SET of stepsto give war veterans better access to the South East Asian War Memorial in Sturt Street is underconstruction.

To mark the 50thanniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the City of Ballarat has given $16,500 towards the construction of the steps.

Vietnam Veterans Association secretary Peter Starr said the stepswould make it easier for veterans wanting to visit the memorial.

“The whole idea of this was to improve accessibility. Last year when we were here we were really struggling to lay a wreath,” he said.

“… It’ll make it a lot easier and more accessible for the veterans because we’re getting a bit long in the tooth.”

The construction work comes as the community more broadly accepts and honours the veterans.“I can remember the days when you were too scared to tell anyone you were a Vietnam vet,” said associationpresident Bill Dobell.

Mayor Des Hudson said the city worked hard to honour all of Ballarat’s veterans and helped where it could.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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