The Andrews Labor Government has provided a funding boost to help The Sisters Soldiers Memorial Hall commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans, and educate the wider community about their service.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced they will receive $9372 under the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants Program.
The funding will go towards their Lone Pine Memorial Restoration Project.
The project will install interpretative signage, protective fencing and plant a seedling propagated from the original lone pine which was destroyed by a storm in August 2016 just prior to the 100 year Anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine.
The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored or improved to reflect the service history of the local community.
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 MP
“Western Victoria has a proud wartime history – it’s important we give our veterans the support and tribute they deserve.”
“This funding will help The Sisters Soldiers Memorial Hall educate future generations, and allow people to better connect with the moments that shaped our history.”
“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.”