New Anzac Centenary Local Grants For Wakefield

Today I announced two new grants under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

The Stanley Flat Soldiers Memorial Hall has been granted $6,106 to hold an Anzac Centenary March and Commemoration Day.

The Saddleworth and District Historical Society has been granted $1,000 to fund a new display for its Anzac Memorabilia.

The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program assists and encourages communities across Australia to undertake their own Anzac Centenary projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War.

I congratulate the two most recent recipients and thank all applicants, noting that the quality of the applications was outstanding.

The Anzac Centenary is a solemn event in the life of our nation. It’s an opportunity for our community to pause to remember and respect the sacrifices made by all those who have defended Australia and its values.

We will remember those who fought to defend liberty, justice, mateship and democracy. The sacrifice of veterans to defend these universal values is evident with the great cost borne by soldiers, their families and the community.

These grants do this in a practical way and give the local Wakefield community the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn our nation’s uniform.

More information concerning the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program can be found at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au

A summary of all grants provided in Wakefield can be found at http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/documents/approved_grants/sa_wakefield.pdf