Servicemen honoured at Kingy
AUSTRALIAN service men and women who served their country bravely overseas were remembered today in Kingscliff.
Member for Richmond Justine Elliot officially opened the next stage of the Plaque Dedication at the Kingscliff Memorial Walk.
The Federal Government, through the Saluting their Service program, delivered funding of $1783 to the Kingscliff RSL Sub-Branch.
This grant has helped to install a plaque to commemorate Australians who served in the Korean War and also a plaque to commemorate those who served in Afghanistan.
This dedication plaque will be unveiled in 2012.
Saluting Their Service is an initiative that aims to honour the sacrifice made by Australia's servicemen and women in the service of our country in wars, conflicts, and peace operations.
"I congratulate the Kingscliff RSL Sub-branch for their part in ensuring the contributions of our servicemen and women are honoured and remembered," Ms Elliot said.
"This grant helped the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL sub-branch to commemorate Remembrance Day and the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy.
Community and ex-service organisations can apply for funding to support a range of activities, including building a community war memorial where none exists; improving security at existing memorials and repairing vandalism; or even recording the experiences of local veterans.
"Saluting Their Service also helps fund special events commemorating significant wartime anniversaries which this year include the 70th anniversaries of Australian service in Greece and Crete during the Second World War, the 70th anniversary of the siege of Tobruk, the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam and the 60th anniversary of the battles of the Korean War.