TELLING THE STORIES OF MACEDON RANGES VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive for future generations in Macedon.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas has announced $8,635 for Macedon Ranges Shire Council to the Gisborne War Memorial Site.

The grant was approved as part of the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program, which goes to restoring community war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour.

The new works will include the installation of stone plinths with two plaques at the site which will include those from the local area who served in World War II and subsequent conflicts.

It is one of 10 projects that were funded through the Program, sharing a total $104,718. Along with the Victoria Remembers Programs, it is part of almost $420,000 that will go to support veterans initiatives.

Community war memorials and avenues of honour have been an important part of the way Victorians show respect for our veterans.

For a full list of successful recipients or further information about veteran grants, visit veterans.vic.gov.au/grants.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans Robin Scott:

“We’re working hard to protect the legacy of our veterans and pass it on to future generations because that is the right thing to do – veterans deserve our respect and support.”

“Our veterans fought for our shared values and remembering their stories reminds us of the importance of a diverse and inclusive Victoria.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas:

“Macedon is home to so many veterans who have served us proud and we’re helping ensure their stories are never forgotten.”

“The Gisborne War Memorial is an important part of the identity of the Township, and it is fantastic to see funding to honour those from our community who have fallen defending our country.”