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Hinterland Christian College will receive $2,000 through the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service program, to install new flagpoles.
The 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.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said Hinterland Christian College was among more than 80 successful recipients, which cover a wide variety of projects put forward by ex-service organisations, clubs, schools and community groups right around Australia.
“Australia owes an enormous debt of gratitude to all those Australians who have served our nation, defending our freedoms, values and way of life, and this funding is just one of the many ways we honour that debt,” Minister Gee said.
“I am very pleased to see such a wide range of projects being supported, including the installation of new flagpoles at Hinterland Christian College.
“Large or small, all these projects represent Australia’s unwavering commitment to always remember and reflect on all that our service personnel have done for our country.
Senator for New South Wales Senator Davey said the commemorative project from Hinterland Christian College would continue the tradition of remembrance, and she looks forward to seeing the finished work.
“I am so proud of the history of service in Richmond and this project is a wonderful way for us to commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice of all those who have served from our communities,” Senator Davey said.
The funding is part of the Australian Government’s $32 million investment in Veterans’ Affairs grant programs this year.
The next round of the Saluting Their Service program is open, and applications can be submitted until 8 February 2022.
To submit your application, or find further details please go to the Saluting Their Service page on the Grants Hub or visit the DVA website.