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Raising a flag for Mount Egerton Primary

Mount Egerton Primary School will receive $1,900 to install flagpoles at the school’s entrance through the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service program.

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.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said Mount Egerton Primary School was among more than 80 successful recipients, which cover a wide variety of projects put forward by ex-service organisations, clubs, schools and community groups right around Australia.

“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,” Minister Gee 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.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said the commemorative project from Mount Egerton Primary School would continue the tradition of remembrance.

“I am so proud of the way in which young Australians commemorate our history of national service.  This project ensures that primary school students at Mt Egerton are able to properly commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice of all those who have served from our communities,” Senator Henderson said.

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 your application, or find further details please go to the Saluting Their Service page on the Grants Hub or visit the DVA website.

28 January 2022

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