A virtual war memorial, light show and multi-sensory Vietnam War-themed arts experience and a short film are among the meaningful and poignant projects sharing in the State Government Anzac Day Commemoration Fund grants.
Announcing the recipient projects today, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith said the Anzac Day Commemoration Council was impressed by the standard of applications that came from a range of grass roots community groups, veterans’ organisations, academic institutions, associations and arts organisations.
Forty projects will share in grant funding from the $350,000 made available by the Government each year of the Centenary of Anzac including:
- Ascot Park Primary School for an Anzac Remembrance Memorial, featuring the names of old scholars who served
- Edoardo Crismani for Lest We Forget, a film about the contribution of Aboriginal women to the ANZAC legacy
- City of Prospect for air raid communications shelter restoration
- Illuminart for Duties and Ideals: Remembering Vietnam, a multi-sensory arts experience depicting Vietnam War stories, using the interior and exterior of Torrens Parade Ground buildings
- RSL SA for further functionality for its Virtual War Memorial
- Coorabie and Districts Progress Association for refurbishment of Coorabie War Memorial
- District Council of Karoonda East Murray for supply and installation of the honour roll, war memorial gates, Karoonda Oval.
The Anzac Day Commemoration Fund grants recognise the contribution of all men and women who have served Australia in a time of war, armed conflict or in peace keeping operations. The fund is for projects that are specifically South Australian and which highlight the significance of Anzac Day or commemorate our military heritage.
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The quality and calibre of these projects has been outstanding. Whether they’ve come from a primary school, regional local government area or an arts organisation, they reflect the Anzac spirit. They also commemorate the brave men and women, with determined support from the home front, who have preserved our freedom and continue to do so.
It is right and proper that as a society, we acknowledge and commemorate this service and sacrifice.