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Saluting Their Service
Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, attended Croydon Primary School’s Anzac service and plinth unveiling today.
“The plinth was purchased through the Federal Government’s Community Commemorative Grants programme,” Mr Sukkar said.
“We’re reminding students of the sacrifice made by fellow Australians in service of our country and freedoms.
“By working together with schools, such as Croydon Primary School, we’re ensuring our nation’s history is preserved in our local community for future generations.”
This project is one of 66 Saluting Their Service grants recently announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Dan Tehan.
This round of Community Commemorative Grants sees a total of $162,181 shared across the nation among community projects honouring Australia’s wartime history at a local level.
Julie Gilbert, Croydon Primary School Principal, said we’re grateful to Michael for helping us secure the federal grant to purchase this beautiful plinth, which commemorates the centenary of Anzac.
“The plinth will be prominently displayed in the school for years to come,” Ms Gilbert said.
“The students are all very proud of it.”
Local community organisations interested in applying for funding under the Saluting Their Service grants program are encouraged to visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website www.dva.gov.au/grants or call DVA on 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional Australia.
Media Contact: Joshua Bonney 03 9874 1711