Victory in the Pacific Day and Vietnam Veterans Day services moved to McInherney Park

Commemorative services for Victory in the Pacific Day and Vietnam Veterans Day will centre on the National Servicemen’s Association memorial at McInherney Park.
Commemorative services for Victory in the Pacific Day and Vietnam Veterans Day will centre on the National Servicemen’s Association memorial at McInherney Park.

TWO commemorative services will go ahead at McInherney Park due to Town Square redevelopment work.

Services to mark Victory in the Pacific Day on August 15 and Vietnam Veterans Day on August 18 will centre on the National Servicemen’s Association memorial at McInherney Park.

Both services begin at 10.45am.

The change in location from the Town Square war memorial to the McInherney Park memorial is due to redevelopment work at the Town Square.

Port Macquarie RSL Sub-branch president Greg Laird said the sub-branch was OK with having the services at McInherney Park as a one-off.

“We will still be able to recognise those two commemorative days and we do have a memorial there,” he said.

“It’s a lovely little memorial and it’s a great setting.

“Without the big crowds of Anzac Day, it [McInherney Park] is big enough.”

It is hoped to display the wreaths at the Town Square war memorial after the services.

Ken Morris, John Wade, Terry Kendell and Kevin Lakey mark Victory in the Pacific Day in 2015.

Ken Morris, John Wade, Terry Kendell and Kevin Lakey mark Victory in the Pacific Day in 2015.