LNP Candidate for Bowman, Henry Pike, has announced that two Redland schools will share in Federal Liberal and Nationals Government funding to help them honour the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women.
Macleay Island Returned and Services League Sub-Branch will receive a $1,320 grant to install a new plaque at the memorial precinct at the Macleay Island State School.
The Redland Bay Primary Parent and Citizens Association will restore, reposition and enhance Redland Bay Primary School’s existing memorial with the assistance of a $9,842 grant.
The Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service program ensures Australia’s wartime history is preserved and those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations are appropriately remembered.
“The Redlands has two of the 82 projects selected across Australia in the latest funding round,” Mr Pike said.
“These school memorials play an important role in enabling our younger generation to learn about Australia’s service history and help encourage them to take on the sacred responsibility of remembrance.”
“It is so important that young Australians learn about those who have served our nation to defend the freedoms, values and way of life that they now get to enjoy.
“The Federal Government’s funding is just one of the many ways we honour this service and demonstrate Australia’s unwavering commitment to always remember and reflect on all that our service personnel have done for us.”
The funding is part of the Australian Government’s $32 million investment in Veterans’ Affairs grant programs this year.