The Australian Light Horse Memorial Park in Seymour is set for an upgrade, thanks in part to the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program.

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the funding of $9100 would go towards the construction of a shelter for a Light Horse carriage and the restoration of that carriage.

Mr Drum said the Saluting Their Service program helped ensure the ongoing recognition of our Australian servicemen and women.

“It’s important the service and sacrifice of our local veterans is recognised and remembered through these community initiatives and this upgrade in Seymour will mean the fantastic Light Horse Memorial Park will have even more to offer to visitors,” Mr Drum said.

“Recent recipients of Saluting Their Service grants here in Nicholls include Murchison Primary School and Toolamba Lions Club, as well as the Mooroopna War Memorial, which received $122,300 last year.”

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Andrew Gee, said communities across Australia are proud of their military history, our local veterans who have served our nation, and their families who have supported them.

“Our local communities recognise the importance of commemorating and honouring the contribution of our servicemen and women and all that they have done for our nation,” Mr Gee said.

“Whether it be restoring the HMAS Diamantina in Queensland, installing a flagpole in a school’s Anzac memorial garden, or helping our local museums display wartime memorabilia, this funding will help ensure that our local communities and our nation never forgets the men and women who have served Australia.

“It’s encouraging to see so many applications for funding in this round for such a wide range of projects, both big and small.”

For further information on the next round of grants, visit the Community Grants Hub website.

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