Victorians work to honour our veterans

On this Remembrance Day, I would like to pay tribute to the many community groups across my electorate who go to so much effort to ensure this day is a special one on the calendar.

From Wentworth to Walla Walla, Barham to Barellan, Remembrance Day is attentively marked to ensure this, and future generations, remember the effort and sacrifice given by others allowing us to enjoy the freedoms each of us experience today.

While this 11th of the 11th will be observed as solemnly as ever, the commemoration in 2018 strikes importantly on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. 

One of the ways communities can participate is through the Australian Government’s Armistice Centenary Grants Program.

Applications for the grants are now open to help support projects or activities in our region commemorating the official end to World War I.

$7.5 million has been allocated to acknowledge this historic day through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, allowing total funding of $50,000 to each of Australia’s federal electorates.

One-off grants are available, and I encourage anyone who wants to contribute to this significant moment in our nation’s history to submit an expression of interest through my office.

Sussan Ley, 

Federal Member for Farrer

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