Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has welcomed a Queensland Government grant to the Glass House electorate for a project to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War.
Mr Powell said the Maleny District Sport and Recreation Club had been provided with $80 000 for their Beersheba Living Museum and Anzac Centenary War Memorial project.
“This project will aim to preserve artefacts used by the Australian Light Horse Regiments, particularly the Fifth Light Horse Regiment, and foster pride and awareness of the great achievements and sacrifice of the Light Horse,” Mr Powell said.
“The Anzac Centenary community grants program recognised the role many communities throughout the state played in supporting Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
“The First World War was Australia’s first significant international military campaign, and men and women from all over the state willingly answered the call to serve.
“Many of them didn’t return to the families, friends, jobs and communities they’d left behind to fight for their country and for the security of generations to come after them.
“This project and others like it around the state will ensure that the memory of their sacrifice and that of those left behind continues to be recognised and preserved for future generations.”
The Queensland Government has provided funding of up to $80,000 each for this first funding round for local events, projects and re-enactments to commemorate 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
Mr Powell said a second round of community grants under the program will be opening soon, and he encouraged local organisations to apply.
Further information about the program can be obtained from the Glass House electorate office on 5435 2013, or from the Queensland Anzac Centenary website at: www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.
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