| May 04, 2017

Funding for local war memorials

Federal Member for Murray, Damian Drum MP today visited Durham Ox and Mysia to see the restoration work undertaken to honour boards as part of the Coalition Government’s Saluting Their Service – Community Commemorative Grant.

Durham Ox Memorial Hall received $1975 in funding to restore the State School No. 1483 First World War Honour Board which hangs in the hall. Mysia War Memorial School received $2642 in funding to restore and preserve two honour boards, a painting and a photographic montage.

“It is an honour for me on behalf of the Federal Government and the people of Murray to see the local communities of both Durham Ox and Mysia receive funding for the restoration and preservation work of their honour boards,” Mr Drum said.

“With ANZAC Day being commemorated last week, it brings home how important it is for all communities across our nation, no matter how big or how small, to maintain the historical records of those communities and never forget the sacrifice their local veterans made to preserve our freedoms, now and for the generations to come.”

The grants are administered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Community Commemorative Grants of up to $4,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities with Major Commemorative Grants over $4,000 available for projects and activities that are significant, usually from a national, state or territory perspective.

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