A new memorial plaque recognising the sacrifice of Australian diggers has been unveiled in Dianella this morning – in a boost to a local RSL sub branch which now has a place to hold its public commemorative services.
The General Sir John Monash RSL was provided with $5,360 in Federal Government funding through the Armistice Centenary Grants program to install the plaque outside the Maurice Zeffert aged care facility.
The monument recognises the Centenary of the Armistice that ended World War 1.
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan today met with RSL members and said the project is a fitting tribute to those who served to protect our country.
“This project reflects a significant chapter in Australia’s history that affected every community across the country,” Mr Keenan said.
“It’s vitally important we support the Stirling community to create a lasting legacy, ensuring future generations understand the service and sacrifice of those who served during all wars and conflicts.”
Sub Branch President Warren Austin said the memorial plaque will now provide the RSL with a location to hold Remembrance Day and other commemorative services.
“The plaque memorial will be a permanent reminder to all generations of the sacrifice Australians made. It will continue to be used forever on all occasions of remembrance,” Mr Austin said.
The funding was also used to purchase a new display cabinet for the RSL to exhibit items of historical significance such as war medals, trophies and other commemorative objects.