The NSW Government has honoured soldiers from across the Woronora region with additional community grants for local war memorials, education projects and support services.
With Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott I recently presented a $2,200 grant to the Woronora River RSL Sub-Branch alongside local veterans and students from Woronora River Public School and Jannali High School.
The much needed funding would be used to clean and landscape the Woronora War Memorial.
Woronora has a proud history of military service and this NSW Government investment will ensure locals have a beautiful place to honour that service.
Earlier this year, Mr Elliott and I presented a $1,800 Anzac Community Grant to the Shire Military Club to fit a new plaque to the memorial within Veno Street Reserve, Heathcote.
Activus Transport in Engadine was also the recipient of a $720 Anzac Community Grant to support a program that transports local veterans to military museums.
Funding commemoration projects ensures we are educating the next generation about the Anzac legacy, as well as honouring and supporting our modern veterans.
As we move closer to Armistice commemorations in November, it is important that we honour our servicemen and women, both past and present.
Funding the revitalisation of community war memorials is part of an extensive program of work happening right through the Centenary of Anzac, including the $40 million upgrade of the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park.