The Long Tan Cross is located in a rubber plantation in Long Tan Commune, Long Dat Dist, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The Cross was ecreted by members of the 6th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment on 18 August 1969 as a memorial to those who died during the Battle of Long Tan which took place on 18 August 1966. The Battle of Long Tan was Australia's single most costly engagement of the Vietnam War, with the loss of 18 Australian soldiers.

The original cross was made of wood, hanging on which was a copper plate with the  scultured  words” In memory of those members of D Coy 6 RAR and 3 Tp 1 APC Sqn who gave their lives near this spot during the Battle of Long Tan on 18th August 1966. Erected by 6 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Bn 18 Aug 69".

When the war in Vietnam emded in 1975, the original cross was moved to Dong Nai Museum, Bien Hoa City, where it has been displayed till today.

In 2002, the new cross was constructed by The Australian Veterans Vietnam Reconstruction Group (AVVRG) at the initial site where the the original cross stood.

Today, the Long Tan Cross has increasingly become a focal point for many Austalians, particularly for the veterans and servicemen during their pilgrimage back to Vietnam. Every year, on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and ANZAC day (25 April), hundreds of Australians including many high ranking officials of the Australian Government, namely the Australian Ambassador, the Australian Consul General and others come to attend the memorial service.

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