The sacrifice and service of veterans in Grey will be further commemorated and recognised with four communities sharing in $1.5 million from the Federal Government.
Ardrossan Progress Association, Curramulka Community Club, Elliston Council and Flinders Ranges Council will all receive funding for projects to honour their veterans.
- Ardrossan will receive $10,000 to upgrade the Ardrossan Memorial Garden which commemorates locals who served in WW1
- Curramulka will receive $880 to install a new plaque at the war memorial
- Elliston will receive $6500 to restore the Elliston Cenotaph
- Flinders Ranges Council will receive $7563 to install a metal sculpture in the Cradock War memorial to commemorate the Light Horsemen of the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th and 11th Light Horse Regiments.
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey congratulated the proponents on these projects which would continue the tradition of remembrance.
“I am extraordinarily proud of the history of service in Grey and these projects are a wonderful way for us to commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice of all those who have served during conflicts.
“This ANZAC Day marks the 100th anniversary of the Curramulka War Memorial where 148 local s are recognised for their service, while in Elliston servicemen and women from WW1 and WW2 are forever remembered on the Cenotaph.
“In Ardrossan 16 names are etched into the Memorial Gates at the entrance to the garden while at the Cracock War Memorial a sculpture recognising the Light Horsemen will provide a fitting and respectful way to commemorate the service of the Light Horsemen.”
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 communities helping to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those from the region who have given so much for our nation,” Minister Gee said.
“It’s 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 new technologies and reaching new audiences.
“We received a huge number of applications from ex-service organisations, local councils, schools, and historical societies which show just how important commemoration is to Australians.
“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.”
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.
Media contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744 April 14, 2022