MEDIA RELEASE: Lilley identity showcased through latest commemorative projects

 In Grants, Media Release

17 Construction Squadron Association are set to receive $2000 to carry on their commemoration legacy in the Lilley electorate.

Senator Gerard Rennick said the funding was part of $360,000 which is going towards a diverse range of commemorative projects across Australia that will help foster the community identity of the region.

“We have a proud local military history and one we see displayed on Anzac Day each and every year,” Senator Rennick said.

These funds will go towards 17 Construction Squadron Association hosting a reunion to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the squadron.

“Funding support for projects like this will help ensure there is a lasting legacy well into the future.”

Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the latest round of funding had received a diverse range of applications for projects, including a local school constructing a memorial and local RSLs installing plaques to commemorate Australian service men and women.

“Our military history is an important part of a community’s identity, with the service men and women from a region helping to shape what that community has become today and these grants will help showcase this,” Mr Chester said.

“I encourage community and ex-service organisation groups here in Lilley to apply for funding for future rounds, and follow in the lead of these projects, to ensure the local history of service is never forgotten.”

Submit your applications now for funding for projects and activities for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day 2020. Applications can be submitted on the Saluting Their Service Commemoration Program page on the Community Grants Hub.

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