Commemorating the service of local veterans

09 Jan 2018 Whittlesea Review, Whittlesea (General News) THE state government has provided a funding boost for the Mitchell Shire Avenues of Honour Grants Program to help commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans, and educate the wider community about their service. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes recently announced the funding of $6385 for the Mitchell Shire Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants Program under the ANZAC Centenary Grant program. The funding will see Army-Navy-Air Force service plaques placed on the Kilmore war memorial and install additional seating to allow for the increased numbers of those attending memorial services. Country Victoria has a proud wartime history its important we give our veterans the support and tribute they deserve, Ms Symes said. This funding will help 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. Theyve earned it for the rest of their lives. The Burke Museum in Indigo Shire and the Winton Wetlands Committee of Management will also receive funding under the program. The Indigo Shire will receive $5656 for an exhibition drawing on the WWI images and diaries of Beechwoths Corporal William Forrest, to create a permanent record, while the Winton Wetlands Committee of Management will use their funding of $2900 to recognise WWI service members from the Winton North State School through the recreation of an Honour Roll to be installed. The ANZAC Centenary Grant program builds on the state governments work to preserve and educate Victorians about the service of veterans through the $5 million commitment to the Anzac Centenary and $1 million to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.