TELLING THE STORIES OF WYNDHAM VETERANS

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of veterans alive for future generations in the City of Wyndham.

Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly and Victorian Veterans Council have welcomed $10,390 for the Werribee Half Battery to procure new ceremonial uniforms.

Werribee Half Battery is a Victorian era re-enactment group, depicting the Victorian Horse Artillery, which operated in the colony of Victoria in the late 1800s.

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 Uniform Provision will provide a range of sizes of uniform jackets for the Werribee Half Battery encouraging involvement of more young people in events that depict colonial military history.

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 and pass it on to future generations because that is the right thing to do – veterans deserve our respect and support.”

“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 Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“The City of Wyndham has many veterans who have served us proud and we’re ensuring their stories are never forgotten.”

“The Werribee Half Battery is an important part of the Wyndham community and it is great to see local history kept alive.”