Member for Barker Tony Pasin has commended the Tanunda RSL Sub-Branch on receiving Federal Government funding to develop a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.

Mr Pasin said the RSL had received $2,634 under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to create frame and display war medals and photos of soldiers who participated in the First World War.

“This project will be a fitting tribute to appropriately acknowledge the end of the war 100 years ago,” Mr Pasin said.

Tanunda RSL is one of many successful applicants across the nation receiving funding for community projects to commemorate Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

“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 that this project will create a lasting legacy of remembrance,” Mr Pasin said.

“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.

Mr Pasin visited Tanunda RSL this week to see the progress of this project and also congratulate them on their successful grant application for $37,780 to upgrade their kitchen. This Federal Government grant was made possible through the Veteran and Community Grants program.

Member for Baker Tony Pasin said these grants are funding fantastic projects across Barker that directly support our veterans and their families and have an ongoing benefit for the veteran community

“The dedication and hard work of organisations such as the Tanunda RSL ensure veterans and their families receive essential services, support and opportunities allowing them to continue active roles in their local communities,” Mr Pasin said.

“The Australian Government will continue to invest in and support to organisations helping veterans and their community.”



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