The Warren War Memorial, which has stood the test of time for almost one hundred years, will receive a facelift thanks to the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program.
The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Warren Shire Council will be granted $10,000 to restore the memorial as well as $2,000 to install three flagpoles in the Warren Memorial Park.
“The township of Warren will join communities across Australia in benefitting from a funding boost to help commemorate the role that Australian service men and women have played in shaping the nation,” Mr Coulton said.
“These projects will play an important role in educating future generations about the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women, especially as the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on 15 August approaches.
Mr Coulton said the grant will enable Warren Shire Council to refurbish the granite memorial, which was unveiled in May 1923.
“The Council has undertaken a full assessment of the memorial with the help of a commemorative restoration committee and will now undertake improvements to the structure including the laying of new sandstone steps,” Mr Coulton said.
“Three new flagpoles will enable the Australian, Aboriginal, and New Zealand flags to be flown on appropriate occasions,” he said.
More than $2.2 million in funding was provided through this round of the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants program.
For more information on the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants programme visit the Community Grants Hub (www.communitygrants.gov.au). Applications for the next round of grants is open now.