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School’s World War II memorial project

Rosemeadow Public School will soon have a dedicated space for students to remember the service and sacrifice of Australian soldiers.

The school has received $7,500 in funding from the Australian Government’s Saluting their Service commemorative grants program for the project.

The outdoor learning space will help students to appreciate and understand the work done by Australian military personnel during World War II.

Rosemeadow Primary deputy principal Sandra May welcomed the funding for the project.

“The staff and students of Rosemeadow Public School are excited to be a recipient of Saluting their Service funding,” Ms May said.

“The funding will enable the creation of an additional outdoor learning space that promotes a recognition, appreciation and deeper understanding of the service and sacrifices of Australian military personnel during the Second World War, particularly the bombing of Darwin and the Kokoda Track.”

Senator and foreign affairs minister Marise Payne congratulated the school and said the funding was important to commemorate Australia’s international role in conflicts.

“Australia’s servicemen and women have had a strong role in international conflicts and peace-keeping operations,” Ms Payne said.

“These grants help support local communities remember the service and sacrifice of Australian military personnel and commemorate their role in shaping our nation.

“It is encouraging that Rosemeadow Public School will establish a permanent place to students and teachers of the actions and achievements in our service history.

Veterans affairs minister Darren Chester said the projects and activities will play an important role in educating future generations about the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women, especially as the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on 15 August approaches.

“Australian service men and women in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations for over a century have played a role in shaping the nation,’’ he said.

“These commemorations, projects and activities ensure their story is captured for generations to come.

“These grants will help community groups and organisations continue their important work in commemorating our service personnel and support those projects and activities which promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service.”

Applications for the next round of grants are open now. For more information on the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program visit the Community Grants Hub

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