Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (centre) today met with Richard Clowes and Heather Cuming from the Pallamallawa School of Arts and War Memorial Hall to congratulate them on their successful Saluting Their Service grant.
The sacrifice and service of veterans in Pallamallawa will be further preserved with the Pallamallawa School of Arts and War Memorial Hall receiving a $5,363 grant from the Australian Government.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding has been provided under the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants.
“We have a proud history of military service in the Parkes electorate, which has been documented and memorialised in towns and villages throughout the electorate,” Mr Coulton said.
“War memorials and museums are the keepers of this history, so I’m pleased that the Pallamallawa School of Arts and War Memorial will use its grant to install a CCTV security system at the Pallamallawa War Memorial, to ensure irreplaceable local memorabilia is kept safe.
“It’s so important that our war history is preserved for future generations to continue commemorating and reflecting on the sacrifice of all those who have served from our communities.”
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said 129 recipients will benefit from the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with applications covering a wide range of ideas to honour the sacrifice of our nation’s servicemen and women.
“We are very proud to support the Pallamallawa School of Arts and War Memorial to install CCTV cameras, helping the local community can continue to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those from the region who have given so much for our nation,” Minister Gee said.
“It’s clear from the number and calibre of applications that our communities continue to look for new and improved ways to commemorate the service of our veterans, with many exploring new technologies and reaching new audiences.
“We received a huge number of applications from ex-service organisations, local councils, schools, and historical societies which show just how important commemoration is to Australians.
“The Saluting Their Service grants program ensures Australia’s wartime history is preserved and the sacrifice of those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations is remembered.”
Saluting Their Service is a national grants program and applications for the next round are now open. To submit your application, or find further details including a full list of successful grants, please go to the Saluting Their Service page on the Community Grants Hub website.