ANZAC Centenary Grant honours local Collie servicemen and women

ANZAC Centenary Grant honours local Collie servicemen and women

The Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino has congratulated the Collie-Cardiff RSL sub branch on being a successful applicant for a commemorative project under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

The Collie Cardiff sub branch was granted $4,166 to install an interpretive display at their club, which will highlight Collie’s First World War history.

“These projects will help highlight the many stories that exist in and around Collie about the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women during the First World War,” Mrs Marino said.

“The grants assist the community to find out more about their local servicemen and women, and to understand that the freedoms we enjoy today, in many instances, came at the highest price.”

“This display will stand alongside other additions in recent times, like the leopard tank standing proudly outside the recently upgraded club, showing the great support there is for the RSL in Collie.”

The Centenary of Anzac will mark a Century of Service, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved.

“It will be the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the Coalition Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate,” Mrs Marino said.