Yeungroon will receive $4000 to construct a memorial at the Yeungroon Fire Station to honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel, under the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program to recognise the region’s military service history.
Anne Webster welcomed the ongoing community interest in recognising their local service, with a wide variety of projects being funded.
“A community’s military history, through those who have served or continue to serve, is part of its identity,” Dr Webster said.
“By involving community groups, such as our ex-service organisations, in commemorations we can ensure history is never forgotten, and these grants help to achieve this.
“For communities such as Yeungroon, it is important they are able to remember and commemorate the service and sacrifice members of their community have made.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the funding would provide a boost to the region’s efforts, as they prepare for Anzac Day commemorations.
“Australia has a proud history of remembering those who have served our nation, their families and those who wear the military uniform today,” Mr Chester said.
“I congratulate the Yeungroon Community Hall Inc on its successful application to carry on this proud legacy of remembrance.
“With commemorations approaching for the end of the Second World War, this is also an opportunity for organisations to apply for the next grant funding round to mark this important commemorative anniversary.”
You can submit your application now for the next funding round, which closes on 31 March 2020. To apply or find out more visit the Saluting Their Service Commemoration Program page on the Community Grants Hub.
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