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Schools remember our servicemen and women

Tuesday 1st March 2016

Four local schools will share more than $13,000 in funding from the Turnbull Government to help honour the nation’s former servicemen and women.

Local Federal MP Bruce Billson said Ballam Park Primary School, Frankston High School, Karingal Primary School, McClelland College and St Jude’s Parish Primary School all successfully applied for grants to install a memorial stone and plaque to pay homage to our veterans.

“Programs like Saluting Their Service are important to ensure our youth understand the sacrifice of the many Australians who served their nation in protecting our values and way of life,” Mr Billson said.

“The memorial stone is not only designed to preserve our wartime heritage but to promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served played in shaping the nation.

“It’s important our younger generations maintain a connection with our past and to understand where Australia has been as they will become our future leaders.

“I congratulate the four schools who successfully applied for grants and thank them for recognising the service of our veterans.”

Saluting Their Service is an Australian Government initiative that aims to honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations.