17 January 2019

Estia Health receives federal funding for new veterans’ memorial

I was delighted to announce today that Estia Health Aged Care in Bannockburn has received $1,000 under the Morrison Government’s Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorations Program.

The funding will go towards installing a plaque for a new veterans’ memorial for residents, staff and family members of Estia Health.

The project started following a conversation with a resident veteran who had no place to go to remember his mates.

The new garden memorial will become a special place of commemoration, particularly for residents who don’t have capacity to travel.

The project is supported by the local Inverleigh RSL Sub Branch. It will consist of a raised granite slab and a Rising Sun badge with the words “To those who served. Lest we forget”.

The STS Program is an Australian Government initiative that aims to honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service men and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and to promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

I am so proud of our Government’s support for local veterans under a range of funding programs, including to:

  • commemorate Armistice Day;
  • combat social isolation of returned soldiers;
  • deliver local advocacy and welfare services;
  • support commemorative events; and
  • fund war service memorials.

For further information, please visit: https://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants/grant-and-bursary-programs/saluting-their-service-commemorative

 

17 January 2019