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$9,750 support for local veteran communities

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THE HON JOEL FITZGIBBON MP MEMBER FOR HUNTER CHIEF GOVERNMENT WHIP ___________________________________________________________

25 October 2010


Three local projects have received funding from the Australian Government to honour the service of local veterans, Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon said today.

Greta RSL Sub-branch will receive $4,000 which will help construct a Wall of Remembrance adjacent to the existing war memorial in Greta, Kandos RSL Sub-branch will receive $1,750 to assist with the cost of a dedication service and unveiling of the Kandos War Memorial and Singleton Council will receive $4,000 to help upgrade access to the Singleton War Memorial in Burdekin Park.

“Saluting Their Service provides funding to assist community and ex-service organisations honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our nation proudly in wars, conflicts and peace operations,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

Saluting Their Service has helped fund initiatives such as preserving and displaying wartime memorabilia, updating security at memorials, repairing vandalised memorials, establishing new community memorials where none exists and commemorating significant wartime anniversaries.

“I am pleased the Australian Government has been able to support these projects and I congratulate the local organisations for their efforts in ensuring the contributions of our ex-service personnel are honoured and remembered,” he said.

Media contact: Christine Boyd 0488 654 527

Contact: Christine Boyd 0488 654 527