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NEW DISPLAY CABINET FOR MOLONG DISTRICT SERVICEMEN AND SERVICEWOMEN’S PORTRAIT GALLERY

NEW DISPLAY CABINET FOR MOLONG DISTRICT SERVICEMEN AND SERVICEWOMEN’S PORTRAIT GALLERY

Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee has today announced the Molong and District Servicemen and Servicewomen’s Portrait Gallery has received a $2,728 Australian Government grant through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.

Mr Gee said the grant will go towards a new display cabinet at the Gallery and will feature World War One memorabilia.

“The new display will be complete in time for Remembrance Day, which will mark the end of the First World War 100 years ago,” Mr Gee said.  

“Various items, such as World War One medals, have been donated to the Portrait Gallery and this display cabinet will now house these items.

“This will be a great educational resource for local residents, and also school students, and I’m pleased the Federal Government is supporting this project.”

The Molong RSL represents successful applicants receiving funding for community projects to commemorate Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice recently announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Darren Chester.

“Commemorating this important date in our history is a true testament to the success of the Anzac Centenary 2014–18 and I have no doubt the Molong will create a lasting legacy of remembrance at the Molong and District Servicemen and Servicewomen’s Portrait Gallery,” Mr Gee added.

“These grants have been designed to deliver local projects and activities to communities like ours to commemorate Australia’s role in the First World War and pay tribute to service men and women and the Armistice Centenary.  

“The commitment of organisations such as the Molong RSL ensures communities like ours can preserve our local history for future generations.”  

Under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, every electorate in Australia will receive up to $50,000 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.