March 3, 2020

Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch will receive $4,000 to install a colour TV at the Warrnambool War Memorial to enable the nightly display of commemorative material to the public under the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program to recognise the region’s military service history.

Terang RSL Sub-Branch was also a recipient of $4,000 to finalise the surrounding area of the Second World War memorial W871 tram at the Terang RSL Hall.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan 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,” Mr Tehan said.

“By involving community groups, such as our ex-service organisations, in commemorations, we can ensure this history is never forgotten, and these grants help to achieve this.

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 both Warrnambool and Terang RSL Sub-Branches on their 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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