SENATOR ANNE URQUHART
Senator for Tasmania
Chief Government Whip in the Senate
VETERAN SERVICE HONOURED THROUGH GRANTS TO SOUTH RIANA HALL
Community organisations across the nation will receive funding from the Australian Government to deliver projects honouring our nation’s veterans and safeguard Australia’s military history.
Through the Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program the South Riana Hall committee will receive $8,235 to restore and paint the South Riana Memorial Gates and install a new Honour Board at the hall, to commemorate locals who served in the Second World War.
Anne Urquhart, Senator for Tasmania, congratulated the committee for its commitment to ensuring local veterans were honoured.
“The spirit of commemoration is alive and well in South Riana,” Senator Urquhart said.
“The South Riana Memorial Hall and the Memorial Gates were built from contributions made by the local community to honour their war veterans and the committee is maintaining that tradition through their hard work and advocacy. “
“I look forward to seeing the gates fully restored and standing proud once more,” Senator Urquhart said.
Saluting Their Service is an ongoing commemorative grants program 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.
Thursday, 5 January 2023
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