Funds help honour war dead

Members of the Woolsthorpe Progress Association last year: Paul Daly, Dennis Richardson, Ray Walker with Moyne Shire councillor Colin Ryan and member for Wannon Dan Tehan at the Woolsthorpe War Memorial.

Members of the Woolsthorpe Progress Association last year: Paul Daly, Dennis Richardson, Ray Walker with Moyne Shire councillor Colin Ryan and member for Wannon Dan Tehan at the Woolsthorpe War Memorial.

MONEY from two grants will be used to upgrade war memorials in Hawkesdale and Woolsthorpe.

The funding has come from the federal government’s Saluting Their Service grants program.

Hawkesdale and District Development Action Committee received $3463 and Woolsthorpe Progress Association received $4000.

Member for Wannon Dan Tehan said the funding would help the Hawkesdale and Woolsthorpe communities honour their soldiers.

“The Hawkesdale and District Development Action Committee are installing a memorial plinth with paved surrounds and lighting at the Hawkesdale Memorial Hall to commemorate those who served in all wars and conflicts,” Mr Tehan said.

“The Woolsthorpe Progress Association will upgrade the Woolsthorpe Memorial with a granite memorial wall and honour rolls commemorating local servicemen and women who served in the Second World War, Korea and Vietnam.

“I congratulate these organisations on their efforts to recognise the invaluable contribution of Australian servicemen and women, past and present,” he said.

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