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Harriet Shing MP:
Keeping the Legacy of our Veterans Alive in Longwarry
Keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support the Longwarry RSL Sub-Branch Inc upgrade the Longwarry War Memorial.
By Portal Admin - 2nd December 2019 - Back to News
The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of local veterans alive with funding to support the Longwarry RSL Sub-Branch Inc upgrade the Longwarry War Memorial.
Minister for Veterans Robin Scott and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, today announced Longwarry RSL will receive $850.00 to add a missing name to the Longwarry War Memorial.
It is one of 84 projects right across the state that will share in $1.4 million as part of a range of grants to support veterans.
The projects cover a range of initiatives, such as ensuring memorials are preserved, commemorating veterans through services and events and providing education or training programs so veterans can remain engaged with the community.
Some of the other 84 projects include:
- $16,525.00 for Latrobe City Council to install exterior lighting to the Yinnar Cenotaph
- $7,807.50 for Traralgon Cemetery Trust to unveil plaques and an inscription on their new War Memorial Wall
- $5,000.00 for Traralgon RSL Sub-Branch to rent a giant screen for ANZAC Day 2020 to display photos and details of those who served in WWI, WWII and Vietnam.
- $40,000.00 for Gembrook RSL Sub-Branch for a kitchen and toilet upgrade
More information about the successful recipients of the grants can be found at vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans Robin Scott
"We’re working hard to protect the legacy of our veterans and pass it on for future generations."
"Our veterans fought hard for our shared values and remembering their stories reminds us to take stock of that sacrifice and pay tribute."
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
"This funding is a wonderful thing for the Longwarry RSL Sub-Branch that does amazing work supporting our veterans – they deserve an extra helping hand."
"We must never forget the service of our veterans – they are the reason we enjoy the freedoms we do today."
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