Dromana Red Hill RSL Sub-Branch will create a memorial garden to honour the local servicemen and women who served in World War I thanks to a $5,000 Commonwealth Government grant.
Flinders MP Greg Hunt said the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program gave community members the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that epitomises the Anzac spirit.
“The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history,” Mr Hunt said.
“We want all Australians, no matter where they live, to have the opportunity to participate in Centenary of Anzac commemorations.”
Dromana Red Hill RSL Sub-Branch secretary Pamela Rowler said the grant would allow the RSL to plant a memorial garden and plaques at the site of the old RSL hall.
“The Scout Hall, formerly the RSL building, was built for the community by returned servicemen,” Ms Rowler said.
“This will show the building’s heritage and connection to the local troops who served.
“The memorial garden will be planted in front of the hall with plaques listing the local men and women who served. It will be a quiet, reflective place where people can pay their respects. ”
Mr Hunt said he was working with community groups across the electorate to fund commemorations to honour the nation’s centenary of service through $125,000 in Commonwealth Government grants across the Flinders electorate.
“I am delighted that Dromana Red Hill RSL Sub-Branch has received this Commonwealth Government grant to plant a memorial garden to honour our war heroes,” Mr Hunt said.
“The Centenary of Anzac is a period for all of us to reflect on the sacrifice of the 102,785 Australians who have been killed in action and the hundreds of thousands wounded in action.”