Two projects in Groom have shared in $3878 to ensure the contribution of our local servicemen and women is appropriately honoured Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh announced today.
Dr McVeigh said the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Historical Society received assistance to install a plaque at the Highfields Pioneer Village to commemorate fire-fighters who served in war while the Vale View State School received $3636 to install a memorial to commemorate past students.
“These grant recipients had been awarded the funding under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program ” Dr McVeigh said.
“The grant will help ensure the contribution of those from our local area who have served our nation and those who continue to serve will be remembered and appropriately honoured ” he said.
This project is one of 66 Saluting Their Service grants recently announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC Dan Tehan.
This round of Community Commemorative Grants sees a total of $162 181 shared across the nation among community projects honouring Australia’s wartime history at a local level.
“The hard work and dedication of organisations such as Vale View State School and the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Historical Society ensure communities can preserve our local history for future generations ” Dr McVeigh said.
Local community organisations interested in applying for funding under the Saluting Their Service grants program are encouraged to visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website www.dva.gov.au/grants or call DVA on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional Australia.