April 20, 2022

The sacrifice and service of veterans in Bahgallah and Terang will be commemorated and recognised with the 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment Association Inc and Bahgallah Memorial Hall Inc sharing in part of the $1.5 million Saluting their Service Grants from the Morrison Government.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the commemorative projects from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment Association Inc and Bahgallah Memorial Hall Inc would continue the tradition of remembrance, and I look forward to seeing the finished work.

The 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated are receiving $1,520 to install a new memorial at the Terang RSL Hall to commemorate those who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving in D Company 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment/ ANZAC Battalion during the Vietnam War.

Bahgallah Memorial Hall Incorporated received $3,080 to commission a new Honour Board and plaque dedicated to locals who served in the Second World War and enhance the memorabilia display at the Bahgallah Memorial Hall.

“I am extraordinarily proud of the history of service in Wannon and these two projects are a wonderful way for us to commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice of all those who have served from our communities,” Mr Tehan said.

“These projects will provide a fitting and respectful way to commemorate the history of service.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee has announced the 129 recipients of the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with applications covering a wide range of ideas to honour the sacrifice of our nation’s servicemen, and women.

“We are very proud to support these applicants to deliver their projects, helping the local community commemorate the service and sacrifice of those from the region who have given so much for our nation,” Minister Gee said.

“The Saluting Their Service grants program ensures Australia’s wartime history is preserved and the sacrifice of those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations is remembered.”

“It is clear from the number and calibre of applications that our communities continue to look for new and improved ways to commemorate the service of our veterans, with many exploring technologies and reaching new audiences.

“We received an enormous number of applications from ex-service organisations, local councils, schools, and historical societies which show just how important commemoration is to Australians.

Saluting Their Service is a national grants program and applications for the next round are now open. To submit your application, or find further details including a full list of successful grants, please go to the Saluting Their Service page on the Community Grants Hub website.

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