Corrigin salutes their service

17/9/2014

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has congratulated the Shire of Corrigin on receiving a funding boost to help commemorate its proud history of service in the Australian Defence Force.

Mr Wilson said the Shire of Corrigin had received $4,000 in funding under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants programme to fund an upgrade of the Corrigin war memorial.

“I congratulate The Shire of Corrigin on its efforts to recognise the invaluable contribution of Australian servicemen and women past and present and ensure the next generation appreciates their service and sacrifice.”

The Shire of Corrigin is one of 68 funding recipients from the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with more than $178,000 being allocated to community and ex-service organisations around Australia.

“While I was in Corrigin for the Corrigin Agricultural Show I had the opportunity to personally congratulate CEO Julian Murphy and Shire President Lynn Baker on their success,” Mr Wilson said.

The Saluting Their Service grants programme helps the Australian community from all walks of life to contribute to the commemoration of those who have served and continue to serve our nation.

The grants assist community and ex-service organisations in a range of activities including restoring wartime memorabilia, establishing new commemorative plaques, and upgrades to local rolls of honour.

Local community and ex-service organisations interested in applying for future grant funding rounds should visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or call 1800 555 254.

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