$3,515 to Preserve War History in Carnegie (23.04.2013)
Written on the 26 April 2013
The Koornang War Memorial in Carnegie is one of 29 projects to share in more than $170,000 of Victorian Government Restoring Community War Memorial Grants announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Hugh Delahunty.
Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier MLC, said the Glen Eira War Memorial Restorations Program would receive $3,515 as part of the latest funding from the Restoring Community War Memorial Grants program.
“The Koornang War Memorial plays an important role in remembering the stories of our local service men and women”, Ms Crozier said.
Minister Delahunty said the Victorian Government was committed to passing Victoria’s war history on from generation to generation.
“Our war memorials capture an important part of our nation’s war history and help ensure that communities remember and honour the service and sacrifice of our veterans,” Mr Delahunty said.
“At times of commemoration, such as ANZAC Day, memorials are important gathering places for friends, families and the wider community to honour our veterans and to reflect on the impact of war.
“That’s why these grants are so important. They provide a timely boost for communities determined to keep the memories of their local veterans and their stories alive for future generations.
“We will continue to work with local governments, ex-service organisations and community groups to ensure the service and sacrifice of our veterans is never forgotten, especially in the lead up to the ANZAC Centenary commemorations,” he said.
Restoring Community War Memorial Grants are available to councils, RSL clubs and community groups.