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Murray organisations receive saluting their service grants

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THE HON DR SHARMAN STONE MP Federal Member for Murray

Thursday 19 th June 2014

Murray Organisations Receive Saluting Their Service Grants

Five organisations in the Murray electorate have received Federal Government grants through the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Saluting Their Service program. This program helps communities contribute remember those who have served, and those who continue to serve our nation in war and peace-keeping.

“The Numurkah & District Development Committee has $3,000 to install an art mural overlooking the Numurkah Cenotaph depicting local servicemen and women in theatres of war from the Boer War to the present,” Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said.

“Innovative Care Ltd at Echuca received $1,170 to erect a new honour board and flagpole at the Echuca Residential Care Facility. It is important for our veterans in care, and their spouses, to have their war record recognised. Our senior citizens are also always keen to have our flag flying. The Stanhope RSL Sub-branch was awarded $550 to install a plaque on the Stanhope War Memorial commemorating local service women who served in the Second World War.

“Corop Community Action Group received $500 to erect a flagpole at their Community Centre to fly the Australian National Flag. Tongala RSL Sub-branch was granted $350 for an honour board at Tongala RSL Hall to commemorate servicemen from the district who served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War,” Dr Sharman Stone said.

The Saluting Their Service program helps communities across the country remember those who have served in conflicts over the years,” Dr Sharman Stone said.

If you wish to apply for the next round of the program visit the DVA website at or contact my electorate office on (03) 5821 5371.

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