Sub-branch to receive $3267 to build new memorial
Posted on Friday, 20 January 2006
The Narrogin RSL sub-branch has been granted $3267 through the Government’s Commemorations Program, Saluting Their Service for a new war memorial to be built at Highbury.
Member for Pearce Hon Judi Moylan MP announced today that the funding had been approved by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon De-Anne Kelly MP.
“The Saluting Their Service program encourages the community to remember the sacrifice and contributions made by Australians who served in wars,” Ms Moylan said.
“The new war memorial will be located on the corner of Wilson and Burley Streets at Highbury and will commemorate those who served in World Wars 1 and 2.
“The memorial will be a granite boulder with a plaque and flagpoles on either side.”
Ms Moylan congratulated the President of the local RSL Club, Mr Hendrikus Chattillon, and the other Narrogin RSL members on their initiative in bringing this community project to fruition.
“I look forward to seeing the local memorial once it is constructed,” Ms Moylan said.
Since the launch of the Commemorations Program in 1997, more than $10 million in grants to over 4000 ex-service and community organisations has been approved across Australia.