Kurri Kurri RSL Sub-Branch, Cessnock City Council and Singleton RSL Sub-Branch have been recognised for their commitment to honouring the contribution of the local veteran community Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, said today.
Mr Fitzgibbon said Kurri Kurri RSL Sub-Branch will receive $948 to install a plaque by the lone pine in Rotary Park, Singleton RSL Sub-Branch will receive $1,800 to purchase flags to raise on the headstones of deceased service personnel and Cessnock City Council will receive $15,314 to refurbish and restore eight local memorials sites.
These grants were funded under the Australian Governments Saluting Their Service grants program which aims to honour the sacrifice and service of Australias servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promotes the appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.
I congratulate the organisations for their hard work in ensuring the contribution of Australian Defence Force members, past and present, is recognised and remembered.
WEDNESDAY, 10 JUNE 2015
Cessnock City Council Projects
$1,600 to refurbish the Abermain War Memorial
$2,850 to refurbish the Greta War Memorial
$2,000 to refurbish the Pokolbin Public School Memorial Gates
$519 to refurbish the Mulbring Roll of Honour
$1,545 to restore the memorial at Veterans Memorial Park in Aberdare
$3,250 to restore the memorial gates to Aberdare Cemetery
$1,750 to restore the Kurri Kurri War Memorial
$1,800 to restore Cessnock War Memorial