TELLING THE STORIES OF WERRIBEE VETERANS
The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of veterans alive for future generations in Werribee.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas and Victorian Veterans Council have welcomed the announcement of $10,390 for the Werribee Half Battery to encourage the involvement of more young people and extend the number of participants in events that depict military history.
The grant was awarded as part of the Victoria Remembers Minor Grant Program which funds educational and commemorative activities that honour Australia’s war and service history.
The Werribee Half Battery will use the grant for the purchase of new uniforms in a variety of sizes, making the program more accessible and allowing them to continue depicting the Victorian Horse Artillery through re-enactment.
It is one of 19 grants funded through the Program, sharing more than $165,000.
Along with the Major Grants and Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant programs, it is part of almost $420,000 that will go to support veterans’ initiatives.
Remembering the stories of our veterans is an important mark of respect and it reminds us of our shared values.
For a full list of successful recipients or for more information about grants, visit veterans.vic.gov.au/grants.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans Robin Scott
“We’re working hard to protect the legacy of our veterans, so it can be passed onto future generations.”
“Our veterans fought for our shared values and remembering their stories reminds us of the importance of a diverse and inclusive Victoria.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“Werribee has many veterans who have made us proud and we’re helping to ensure their stories are never forgotten.”
“The Werribee Half Battery is an important part of the community and it is great to see them maintaining their activities as a living history group.”