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$3495 to commemorate VP Day in Wakefield electorate.



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For further information contact Karen Petney at Mr Fawcett’s office

DAVID FAWCETT MP Member for Wakefield

19 July 2005

MEDIA RELEASE 104/05

$3495 TO COMMEMORATE VP DAY IN WAKEFIELD ELECTORATE

Organisations in the Federal electorate of Wakefield will receive a total of $3495 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific and the end of World War II.

The Member for Wakefield, David Fawcett said the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, De-Anne Kelly, had advised that the funding has been approved under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service 2005 electorate grants program.

“Grant funding was made available to Elizabeth, Kapunda and Gawler RSL’s under a special allocation for every electorate in Australia to commemorate Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day which marks the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II”, Mr Fawcett said.

“This significant event in our wartime history will be commemorated at a local community level throughout Australia with services, functions and other commemorative initiatives.

“The Kapunda RSL will host a commemorative service on Sunday, 14 August commencing at 2pm where wreaths will be laid. The service will be followed by a March along the Main Street of Kapunda to the Light Regional Council chambers for celebratory refreshments.

Mr Fawcett said buses are being organised from the Elizabeth and Gawler RSL’s and encouraged residents to attend, suggesting contacting local RSL’s and making the short drive to Kapunda.

“The RSL’s should be congratulated on their initiative and I am pleased that Australian Government funding has been made available to Wakefield to assist.

“The Australian Government has provided funding to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II to recognise the men and women who served the nation from 1939 to 1945,” Mr Fawcett said.

More information about Saluting Their Service can be obtained from David Fawcett’s office on 8523 0555.

Contact details: Elizabeth RSL - Bill Johnston 8287 5034 Gawler RSL - Eric Clarke 8523 1252

Kapunda RSL - Roy Hillman 8566 2883

on (08) 8523 0555 or 0412 154 086