David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Funding in Maranoa to help preserve wartime heritage

January 31, 2022

Two Maranoa projects were among more than 80 successful recipients, under the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service program.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said that the 23 Squadron Association Royal Australian Air Force Queensland will receive $1,021 to install a new plaque and honour roll at the Leyburn War Memorial and the Roma Returned Services League Sub-Branch will receive $3,194 to reprint the Roma ‘Heroes’ Avenue’ brochure to provide information about local service personnel.

“Australia owes an enormous debt of gratitude to all those Australians who have served our nation, defending our freedoms, values and way of life, and this funding is just one of the many ways we honour that debt,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Large or small, all these projects represent Australia’s unwavering commitment to always remember and reflect on all that our service personnel have done for our country.”

The Saluting Their Service program ensures Australia’s wartime history is preserved and those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations are appropriately remembered.

The funding is part of the Australian Government’s $32 million investment in Veterans’ Affairs grant programs this year.

The next round of the Saluting Their Service program is open, and applications can be submitted until 8 February 2022.

To submit an application, or find further details visit the Saluting Their Service page on the Grants Hub or visit the DVA website.