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Gilmore included in latest ‘Saluting Their Service’ Grants

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Veterans in Berry and Lake Conjola are to be further commemorated and recognised with both the Berry RSL Sub-Branch and Lake Conjola Bowling and Recreation Club sharing in $1.5 million from the Federal Government.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Andrew Gee announced the 129 recipients of the latest round of ‘Saluting Their Service’ grants, including support for the Berry RSL Sub-Branch in delivering the publication of a book examining the experience of locals who served in the Second World War, and helping install a new memorial at the Lake Conjola Bowling Club and Recreation Club.

Liberal Candidate for Gilmore, Andrew Constance says the announcement is going to be a great way to further commemorate the lives of the service men and woman who fought for Australia.

“There are local veterans right around Gilmore,” Mr Constance said. “If there is any way big or small to commemorate the service they have our nation, I will support it all the way.”

Mr Constance said there are a number of ways in which communities can commemorate the service of Australian veterans.

“There are so many new ways we can look at remembering those who served us,” Mr Constance said. “From a local community perspective, this is the kind of thing that is so important. Having these new ventures in these local communities is going to mean so much for the families of veterans.”

Minister Andrew Gee has expressed his gratitude for the grant program, emphasising its importance.

“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,” Minister Gee said.

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the commemorative project from Berry RSL Sub-Branch and Lake Conjola Bowling and Recreation Club would continue the tradition of remembrance, and he looks forward to seeing the finished work.

“I am extraordinarily proud of the history of service in Gilmore 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 Molan said.