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2 February, 2022

Grant will enhance Leyburn Memorial

A grant from the Australian Government will enable the addition of a new commemorative plaque at the Leyburn War Memorial in Liberator Park.

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.

The current memorial, bearing the distinctive propeller, was unveiled in April 1987, by the Governor of Queensland at the time, Sir Walter Campbell Q.C. 

The grant for the Leyburn project plus another at Roma in the Maranoa electorate, are among more than 80 successful applications approved under the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service program.

“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 war time 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.

For further details visit the Saluting Their Service page on the Grants Hub or visit the DVA website.

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