The entrance to Sacred Heart Primary School in Boggabri will become even more significant thanks to the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorative grants programme.
The Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the school will be granted $6,410 to create a memorial garden to help commemorate the role that Australian service men and women have played in shaping the nation.
“I am very pleased Sacred Heart Primary School has been successful in an application to the programme which ensures our service personnel get the recognition that they deserve,” he said.
“Australian service men and women in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations have played a role in shaping the nation for over a century and the memorial garden will help to ensure their story is honoured for generations to come.”
“School students interest in commemorating significant and special days in our nation’s wartime history is increasing and the building of a memorial garden at the school is testament to this,” Mr Coulton added.
“Sacred Heart’s project 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.”
More than $2.2 million in funding was provided through this round of the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants programme.
For more information on the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program visit the Community Grants Hub (www.communitygrants.gov.au). Applications for the next rounds of grants are now open.