LIKE NEW: South Grafton RSL Sub Branch honorary secretary Bob Hayes and president Fred Norris with the recently refurbished Ramornie cenotaph.
LIKE NEW: South Grafton RSL Sub Branch honorary secretary Bob Hayes and president Fred Norris with the recently refurbished Ramornie cenotaph. Jarrard Potter

Funding to salute to those who served

FEDERAL Member for Page Kevin Hogan recently announced funding for three projects to ensure the contribution of our local servicemen and women is appropriately honoured.

"It is great to provide more than $5000 through the Saluting Their Service grant program to assist communities in Iluka, South Grafton and Ulmarra commemorate and honour those who have served,” Mr Hogan said.

"This grant provides $4000 to South Grafton RSL Club for the relocation of the South Grafton Cenotaph.

Also funded through this round of the grants is $723 for the Ulmarra RSL Sub-Branch to install new plaques commemorating Australian service in Afghanistan, Iraq and East Timor. The grant has also provided $649 to purchase and install a plaque in Iluka to commemorate HMAS Waree.

Mr Hogan said he would encourage any community organisation interested in applying for Saluting Their Service grants to visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

"I would encourage any community organisations interested in applying for funding under the Saluting Their Service grants program are encouraged to visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs website www.dva.gov.au/grants or call DVA on 1800 555 254



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