The Andrews Labor Government has provided a funding boost to help Terang commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans, and educate the wider community about their service.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today said that Terang RSL will receive $5000 under the Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program.
The funding will go towards a mural on the front wall of the Terang RSL Sub Branch depicting a troop of Australian Mounted Light Horsemen, and an interpretive sign to be located in front of the mural.
The mural will be done by a local artist (airbrush technique) and will be a tribute to the Light Horsemen from the district who served during WWI.
The Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program commemorates World War I veterans and informs their communities about the experiences of WWI veterans. Projects can include new memorials, one-off community events, community education projects and the preservation of local WWI history. The Victorian Veterans Council assists with the delivery of this program.
A total of $120,880 has been allocated to fifteen projects through this Program.
This builds on the Labor Government’s work to preserve and educate Victorians about the service of our veterans through the $5 million commitment to the Anzac Centenary and $1 million to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
For more information on these and other veteran grant opportunities visit: www.dpc.vic.gov.au/veterans
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“Terang has a proud wartime history – it’s important we give our veterans the support and tribute they deserve.”
“This funding will help the Terang RSL educate future generations, and allow people to better connect with the moments that shaped our history.”
“Commemorative projects such as the Light Horse Mural and Interpretive sign in Terang ensure that the sacrifice of our servicemen and women will never be forgotten”.
“Our veterans have selflessly protected us, so we have to do everything we can to protect them. They’ve earned it – for the rest of their lives.”