This year marks 100 years since the end of World War I and to mark this special occasion Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP is providing funding to install new and upgrade existing World War I memorials in our local area.
Mr Clare today announced $8,000 in funding for Bass Hill Public School to install a memorial and plaque to commemorate the Armistice Centenary, with the Student Representative Council and teachers working closely with the Bass Hill RSL Sub-Branch and World War II veteran, Mr Dick Payten OAM, who has a strong connection with the school which his children attended.
The commemorative memorial and plaque will be on the school grounds, and will be used as an ongoing learning opportunity for students, and be utilised at commemorative events such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.
“War is nothing to be celebrated. But the people who fought and died in them deserve to be remembered. This memorial is an important way for our students, staff and local community to pay respect to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our great nation,” Mr Clare said.
Bass Hill Public School Assistant Principal, Mr Oliver Konakoff said that this very important community project will help the school and local community commemorate the Armistice Centenary.
“Many of our families come from war-torn countries and this onsite memorial and plaque will also be used as an ongoing learning opportunity for students and the wider community to connect, reflect and appreciate what our servicemen and women fight for,” Mr Konakoff said.
This funding comes from Mr Clare’s Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
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